Isaiah McKenzie Says He Couldn’t Move After Injury on Sunday
The thing about playing in the NFL is that with the fame and glory, comes the serious risk of a significant injury.
Any player's career can change for the worse on any given play, but that's the risk that comes with playing professional football.
The Buffalo Bills won a thrilling comeback against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie was a large part of that comeback.
McKenzie caught the first Bills touchdown, near the end of the first half that got Buffalo back within 10 points.
McKenzie also caught a crucial third down pass for a first down in the third quarter, but unfortunately, he suffered a concussion on the play.
After the hit, McKenzie left the game and did not return. As of Tuesday morning, he's still in concussion protocol and his status for this Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers remains in doubt.
McKenzie has a weekly show at Mister's in East Aurora with Ryan Dunne of Go Long Dot Com (which is one of the best football websites in the country).
Dunne asked McKenzie about the hit and Isaiah admitted that he couldn't move for a few seconds after the hit.
After a few seconds, he says he could move and that he was fine. He went into concussion protocol and was not allowed to re-enter the game in Baltimore.
Dunne eluded to it there, but it's amazing how casual McKenzie is talking about the fact he couldn't move but that he was fine. After what we saw first hand with Tua Tagovailoa against the Bills and the Bengals, we know how serious a concussion can be. Hearing stories like this from McKenzie (who says it was the hardest hit in his life), it brings up the human element into the game.