Poyer has lacerated kidney, remains in hospital

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Browns safety Jordan Poyer suffered a lacerated kidney in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Titans, the team announced.

Poyer is in stable condition but will be kept overnight at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital for observation.

Poyer was taken to the hospital after taking a big hit from Titans running back Antonio Andrews in the second quarter. Poyer was covering a punt when Andrews delivered a blindside hit. Andrews was flagged 15 yards for an illegal blindside block.

The Browns initially announced that Poyer was being evaluated for a concussion and later announced he was also being treated for an abdominal injury.

6 responses to “Poyer has lacerated kidney, remains in hospital

  1. doggz109 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 6:12 PM

    Dude got messed up….but how is that hit illegal? That is football. My old coaches always told players to keep your head on a swivel.
    Recent rule change. They changed to rule to keep guys from getting killed in those situations.

    Unnecessary Roughness
    (8) A player who receives a “blindside” block when the blocker is moving toward his own endline and approaches the opponent from behind or from the side.

    I’ll miss the play in the NFL, but these hits have destroyed players for year.

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