Willis McGahee and Ryan Clark are OK
Although, you wouldn’t know it by watching this play…
So, was that a “dirty hit” or just two incredible athletes running into each at top speed? From the looks of it, Clark does try to get his shoulder into the hit, but the players’ helmets most certainly connected with each other. Why else would McGahee’s upper body essentially lock-up when the hit occurred? Watching the play when it happened, I found myself wondering if McGahee’s right arm was paralyzed.
The Baltimore running back spent the night in a Pittsburgh hospital, where reports indicate he has movement in his extremities and is talking to his doctors. He does have significant neck pain, however. As for the Pittsburgh side of things, Clark walked off the field after the hit, but was certainly feeling the effects of his torpedo-like blast on McGahee.