Former Jets running back Trenton Cannon was taken off the field in an ambulance Sunday afternoon after taking a scary hit during the 49ers-Seahawks game in Seattle. Cannon, now with the 49ers, was diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for the game, the team announced.
Cannon, 27, was on special teams duty for the opening kickoff when he took a teammate’s knee to the helmet while trying to make the tackle. His neck and head then got further impacted when it hit another teammate on the way down.
He remained down on the field after the play and received medical attention. He was placed in a neck brace but was moving his left hand as he was stretchered into the ambulance, according to reports.
Cannon was playing in his 11th game of the year for the 49ers after starting the season with the Ravens.
The Jets drafted Cannon in the sixth round in 2018 before waiving him during training camp in 2020.