Las Vegas Raiders safety Johnathan Abram appeared to be seriously injured when he crashed into a television cart on the sideline during Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. But after lying still for a few moments, he ran to the Raiders' bench.
It turns out Abram was injured on the play. He suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain and chipped a small piece of his collarbone, resulting in internal bleeding, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
Abram returned to the game and finished the contest, but he underwent tests Tuesday that revealed the extent of his injuries.
Neither the NFL nor ESPN have commented on the incident. However, there's been discussion between both parties regarding the positioning of television carts, especially with limited people allowed on the sidelines due to COVID-19 protocols.
Abram's agent, Trey Robinson, wants the carts to at least be padded to prevent future incidents.
"Players are even more likely to make impact with these carts this season because of the lack of people on the sidelines due to COVID restrictions," Robinson said to Pelissero and Rapoport.