Did Donald Parham have a seizure on field? Chargers star wheeled out with arms shaking

Kent Swanson, a writer for KC Sports Network, said: 'Parham's exit is one of the scariest things I've seen on a football field in a while'


                            Did Donald Parham have a seizure on field? Chargers star wheeled out with arms shaking
Donald Parham of the Los Angeles Chargers is taken off the field to be assessed further for injury in the first quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

During Thursday night's game against Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers' tight end Donald Parham had to be wheeled out of the field after he unexpectedly fell while trying to score a touchdown. The 24-year-old dropped to the ground while attempting to catch the ball pass from Justin Herbert on fourth-and-goal.

As the star fell down, the ball was in his hands for a few seconds, but then his helmet bounced back and his hands soon went up as he lay motionless on the ground. His eyes were also closed. Parham remained on the ground for a few minutes as FOX Sports, which televised the game, showed advertisements. But the game later returned to show Chargers trainers checking the unconscious player. Eventually, Parham was taken out of the field on a stretcher.

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Did Donald Parham have a seizure on the field?

Many people took to Twitter to express their shock as well as prayed for Parham. A user posted the video showing the star’s weird fall and wrote, “This is terrifying.” Another one said, “Praying for Donald Parham right now.” Later, ESPN reporter Lindsey Thiry shared on Twitter that “Chargers TE Donald Parham Jr. has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.” 

Donald Parham #89 of the Los Angeles Chargers is taken off the field to be assessed further for injury in the first quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium on December 16, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


 

 



 

 



 

A few hours later, Los Angeles Chargers tweeted: “Injury Update: Tight End Donald Parham Jr. is currently undergoing tests, imaging and evaluation for a head injury at UCLA Harbor Medical Center and is in stable condition.”



 

 

Donald Parham #89 of the Los Angeles Chargers is assessed for injury by team trainers in the first quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium on December 16, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

But when the game started for the second quarter, sports commentator Joe Buck apparently claimed that Parham’s shaking was due to the extreme cold weather in Los Angeles. He apparently went on to suggest that it had nothing to do with his head injury. However, fans did not seem convinced. “Parham's exit is one of the scariest things I've seen on a football field in a while,” Kent Swanson, a writer for KC Sports Network, tweeted.



 

 



 

Julian Edelman, a wide receiver for the Patriots, said: “Thoughts are with Donald Parham. Scary to watch.” In a series of tweets, Bolt Beat stated, “Oh my god... Parham. Prayers for Donald Parham and his family. This is so awful,” before adding: “Probably going to take off tweeting the rest of the game. Something just feels wrong about being critical of a player/playcall or getting super excited after what happened to Parham. Prayers to Parham. Hoping the Chargers can win it for him.”

Tight end Donald Parham #89 of the Los Angeles Chargers scores a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 4, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


 

 



 

 



 

A user named @DrJesseMorse tweeted, “That’s (likely) an acute concussion for Donald Parham with what is called posturing. It looks like his arms are frozen & stuck in a weird position. Very scary. Hope he’s not seriously injured.” Robert Griffin III wrote, “Scary scene on that field right now. Players put their livelihood on the line every time they step in between those lines. Prayers up for Donald Parham.” “I love football and watching it but seeing things like what happened to Donald parham is so horrifying that it makes me feel guilt to even support the sport. I sincerely hope he’s ok, but something needs to be done about the rampant, serious spinal and head injuries in the sport,” a tweet read.



 

 



 

 



 

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