Cincinnati Bengals rookie cornerback Brandon Ghee was scheduled to travel home with the team after being knocked cold following a violent helmet-to-helmet collision with Bills running back Chad Simpson in a preseason game Saturday night.
Coach Marvin Lewis provided few details except to say Ghee got "dinged" and was not taken to the hospital.
Ghee lay motionless for several minutes before being able to sit up along the Bills sideline after he was hurt six minutes into the third quarter. Though groggy, he took a few steps as he was loaded onto the cart before being driven off the field.
The injury occurred when the third-round draft pick out of Wake Forest lowered his helmet in a bid to stop Simpson on a 2-yard run on fourth-and-1. Ghee dropped to the ground and lay there face-down as Bills trainers immediately attended to him.
Joined by Bengals trainers, medical officials were eventually able to turn Ghee over on his back and then have him sit up on his own. It was at that point an ambulance began driving onto the field, before making a U-turn back up the stadium tunnel.