Steelers QB Mason Rudolph Forced To Walk Off Field After Getting Knocked Out Because Stadium Medical Cart Was Broken

A scary scene unfolded during today’s Steelers-Ravens game when Steelers QB Mason Rudolph was knocked out cold and later hospitalized after taking a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit from Ravens’ safety Earl Thomas.

Via ESPN

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left Sunday’s game with a concussion after appearing to be knocked out cold from a hit by Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas II in the third quarter. Rudolph left Heinz Field to be further evaluated at a hospital.

Mason Rudolph knocked out on this hit. No flag. pic.twitter.com/zjs92AI904

— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) October 6, 2019

— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) October 6, 2019

Unfortunately Rudolph had to walk off the field with help from a few teammates because the stadium medical cart was broken.

Mason Rudolph had to be carried off the field because the medical cart malfunctioned. pic.twitter.com/186nVyVxtp

— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 6, 2019

Lowlight of cart breaking down so Mason Rudolph has to be carried off with a concussion #steelers pic.twitter.com/KCO82uXsao

— Sports Gifs & Videos (@Supreme_gifs) October 6, 2019

Steelers spokesman confirmed report that the medical cart that came out for Mason Rudolph failed due to operator error. https://t.co/qLRfQImkE9

— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 6, 2019

The medical cart situation drew the ire of Twitter and NFLPA President George Atallah who were astonished that such a rich league could not afford a working medical cart.

So you mean to tell me this multi billion dollar corporation can’t afford to ensure there’s more than one functioning medical cart at every venue? 🤦‍♂️

— Chris Mack (@THEChrisMack) October 6, 2019

Embarrassing. I guess $15 billion a year can’t buy you a working medical cart. https://t.co/vO9RVnpwsX

— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) October 6, 2019

I’m sorry, but is absolutely absurd that any medical professional is allowing Mason Rudolph to walk off the field.

I don’t care if the cart malfunctioned. Strap him to the backboard and have a bunch of guys carry him off that way.

Negligent to allow a guy to walk off like that.

— Andrew Chiappazzi (@BCT_AChiappazzi) October 6, 2019

A multi billion dollar business that “cares about its players” made Mason Rudolph walk off the field after a concussion because their only medical cart broke.

— Albert Gamboa ★ (@G_BOA) October 6, 2019

For a multi-billion dollar business the NFL does a poor job of protecting its players.

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