A Cincinnati Bearcats player collapsed on the field and began convulsing during the first quarter of a game against Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday.
Sophomore safety Kyriq McDonald, who transferred from Alabama this summer, was in the middle of a play before he fell to the ground as Buckeyes wide receiver K.J. Hill came to block him, the Washington Post reported.
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Before Hill could set his block, McDonald was seen on the ground shaking near the midfield. When the play finished, medical personnel from both Cincinnati and Ohio State rushed onto the field for assistance.
According to USA Today, McDonald was on the ground for almost five minutes before being able to stand on his own with assistance.
#Bearcats safety Kyriq McDonald down on the field convulsing without being touched. Has a history of seizures. Team came out for support as he was loaded onto a stretcher. Scary moment… prayers up for @No_fly29 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/4GLLNlDLa8
— Cincinnati 💔 (@CincyProblems) September 7, 2019
Ohio State fans in the stadium stood to give McDonald a round of applause as medical staff carted him off the field.
McDonald is said to have a history of seizures, according to his mother, who spoke with ESPN reporter Allison Williams, the Post reported. It is unknown if that was the cause of McDonald’s collapse.
Hopefully he comes back soon and recovers completely!