Biggest change to the Week 2 depth chart is no Dorian Gerald. Jamario Bell has slid in to that first-team defensive end spot. Collin Clay and Zach Williams follow at second and third team, respectively.
Sam Loy is listed as the starter at punter. Austin Capps, who left the game in the second half Saturday, is slotted at first-team left guard.
Kickoff return: De’Vion Warren and Rakeem Boyd
Punt return: Treylon Burks
1st half he played well, then no play 2nd half but someone on the board(I think I read this) said he left on a stretcher? Kinda been looking for the mods to say what happened or his status but haven’t seen anything
Morris: Dorian Gerald stained an artery in his neck in the second quarter. Very strange injury. He’ll be on blood thinner, and he’ll be out the rest of the year. We’re hoping he’ll be out of the hospital tonight or tomorrow.
Can you explain any further. I assume you meant strained an artery. Does this mean a pinched artery? If so, does that mean they are worried about blood flow to the brain, not clots? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this injury to a football player. Sure sounds scary.
Hoping for a complete recovery for Gerald. Such a shame for him. He seemed poised for a great year.
Once you’re on the homepage, hover your cursor over sports then click on football. After that, you’ll see a rail toward the top of the page with 2019 signing class, roster, schedule, etc. On the far right there’s a “more” tab. Click that, then select game notes.
When I read what Morris said about a strained artery, I typed “strained artery in the neck” into a medical database and got carotid artery dissection. Most commonly caused by trauma, such as getting hit in the neck in a football game (check), treated with blood thinners to prevent clots (check) and is very serious (in addition to clots, a dissection can rupture which would likely be fatal). They’ll heal, eventually, but that’s why Gerald is out for the season and may not come back at all. There are other possibilities, I guess, but a dissection makes the most sense to me.
Remember the minor league baseball coach who was hit and killed by a foul ball at North Little Rock a few years back? The impact of the ball on his neck caused immediate rupture of an artery. Coroner’s report said he was essentially dead when he hit the ground, although he retained a pulse for a short time.