In the fourth quarter of Tennessee’s game against Texas A&M, defensive lineman Danny O’Brien went down after a helmet-to-helmet tackle. Trainers immediately rushed to his aid and a hush fell over Kyle Field as both teams kneeled on the field.
Sunday morning he tweeted gratitude to all his well wishers.
Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers. I appreciate all the support. I'll be all good. #BeatBama— Danny O'Brien (@dandiesel13) October 9, 2016
He was immobilized and carted out of the stadium Saturday afternoon.
CBS’ Allie LaForce reported during the game that O’Brien “is moving all four extremities,” later reporting that he was taken from the hospital to UT’s team plane. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones declined to discuss any injury updates after the game.
O’Brien is a redshirt senior from Flint, Mich., listed by UT as having started four games this year before Saturday.
#Vols’ Danny O’Brien is moving all four extremities but is being taken to a local hospital for precautionary purposes.— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) October 8, 2016
Source tells me Danny O'Brian is doing ok. Taking him from hospital to team plane as we speak @SEConCBS @Vol_Football #DannyOBrien— Allie LaForce (@ALaForce) October 9, 2016
Danny O’Brien is one of Tennessee’s leaders and most popular players in the locker room. His teammates are probably sick right now.— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) October 8, 2016
Our thoughts are with Danny O'Brien of @Vol_Football #12thMan #TENNvsTAMU— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) October 8, 2016