Mike Iupati back to practice after Sunday’s ambulance ride

AP

Sunday night, Mike Iupati was taken off the field in an ambulance.

Thursday afternoon, he was practicing again.

The Cardinals left guard was back on the field during practice today, via Darren Urban of the team’s official website.

Iupati was cleared quickly after a frightening-looking hit against the Seahawks, but not before a trip to the hospital to get his neck checked following his collision with Seattle safety Kam Chancellor. He was deemed fit to fly back home with the Cardinals, which was the first good sign.

Iupati was also in the concussion protocol, and it’s unclear if he’s been cleared to play by an independent neurologist. Coach Bruce Arians declared him “day-to-day” But the fact he’s back to work so quickly after being strapped to a board and hauled off the field can only be considered positive.

4 responses to “Mike Iupati back to practice after Sunday’s ambulance ride

  1. Glad he’s going to be alright. Career ending injuries are awful, concussions and the long term effects of repeated exposure are worse but neck injuries are truly the scariest type of injury in football. IMHO.

  2. VERY glad to see Iupati doing well. I know a lot of people think Seattle fans like seeing opposing players injured but that just isn’t the case. Those fans that threw things at Navarro Bowman do NOT represent the Seahawks fan base. Anyone that would do that is no fan, and should be banned from attending games at any stadium. Respect among opponents is key to keeping the game honorable. And everyone needs to do their part while the league office is run by goons.

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