Saints cornerback P.J. Williams was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants after taking a pair of knees to the head while tackling Giants tight end Larry Donnell.
It was a scary scene as players immediately started asking for medical help from the sidelines before kneeling around the field as Williams was tended to by trainers and doctors. He was immobilized and taken for further evaluation.
Laura Okmin of FOX Sports provided an update during the second quarter that Williams is at the hospital and has been diagnosed with a concussion. He was out on the field briefly, but Okmin reports that he’s moving his fingers and toes. There will be further evaluation for any possible spinal injuries.
The Saints secondary has held up without Williams. Cornerback Sterling Moore knocked a pass away from Odell Beckham in the end zone when the Giants went for it on a fourth down a few plays after Williams’ injury and rookie Ken Crawley forced a fumble that ruined a 40-yard gain by Victor Cruz in the second quarter.
Those plays have helped keep it scoreless at the Meadowlands a year after the same two teams put up 101 points in a game in New Orleans.