Purdue DB carted off the field during Nebraska game following injury
Purdue freshman safety Antonio Stevens had to be carted off the field, an injury that was too gruesome to be replayed on television.
The injury happened away from the ball with 12:10 left in the fourth quarter and Nebraska up 34-27 on Purdue. Stevens was shown on-camera, on the ground and in obvious pain, just moments after he participated in a Purdue kickoff. On their previous possession, Purdue got back into the game when quarterback Jack Plummer connected with wide receiver David Bell for an 89-yard touchdown pass.
Antonio Stevens is the injured Purdue player. Being carted off the field.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) December 5, 2020
The injury happened on the opposite hashmark away from where Nebraska’s Alante Brown returned the ball. The nature of the injury is unknown.
Purdue’s team gathered around Stevens as he was helped to his feet and put in a cart to be taken off the field.
The injury to #Purdue #AntonioStevens must have occurred away from play. Very emotional, and TV didn’t want to show because of “graphic nature”…😬🙏🏽#Huskers #GBR 🔴🌽🎈 pic.twitter.com/Y6r2MsK1sj
— Scott Maier (@samaier) December 5, 2020
This was the sixth appearance Stevens has made for Purdue, who are 2-3 on the season. He was a consensus three-star recruit out of Battle Ground Academy in Tennessee.