Chiefs LB Cameron Sheffield Released from Hospital

Posted Aug 28, 2010

Rookie linebacker taken off the field in third quarter

UPDATE: The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed on Saturday that LB Cameron Sheffield has been released from the hospital. Sheffield has movement in all of his extremities after suffering a neck injury in Friday’s game vs. Philadelphia.

Members of the Chiefs gathered together for a mid-game prayer. It was the second time in as many games that they had to do so.

Original Story: Linebacker Cameron Sheffield, a 2010 fifth-round pick out of Troy, was involved in a helmet-to-helmet hit with Eagles RB Mike Bell during a third quarter collision on Friday night. Sheffield was immobilized and carted off the field. Kansas City officials would later make an announcement in the press box, saying only that Sheffield had suffered a neck injury that evaluations were on-going.

Todd Haley spoke of Sheffield’s condition following the game.

“I just wanted to make sure that everyone’s thoughts and prayers out there are with Cameron,” Haley said. “We’ve had two of those situations in two weeks and, again, I know the guys are all praying for him and his family that everything turns out in a good way.

“Right now I don’t’ have any information that I feel real comfortable giving, because there are a lot of people out there that are family and friends of Cameron’s and I don’t want to say something that ends up being wrong,” Haley continued. “I just want to make sure that he and his family know that the Kansas City Chiefs are praying for him.”

Last week in Tampa Bay, CB Maurice Leggett was carted off the field following a head/neck injury. He re-joined his teammates on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery. The Chiefs Family prays that news of Sheffield’s injury finishes in a similar way.

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