Vikings’ Cameron Dantzler stretchered off field after scary hit to head

Vikings rookie Cameron Dantzler had to be stretchered off the field in a scary scene during the first quarter against the Packers Sunday, suffering a neck injury after taking an inadvertent hit to the head from his own teammate.

The 22-year-old cornerback and safety Anthony Harris both went to tackle Green Bay running back AJ Dillion, resulting in a Harris’ hip striking Dantzler right in the head. Dantzler fell to the ground and was immediately tended to by the Vikings’ training staff.

The team announced that Dantzler suffered a neck injury and is being evaluated for a concussion. Kevin Burkhardt, calling the game for Fox, said Dantzler’s fingers appeared to be moving before he was taken off the field.

Dantzler, the Vikings’ 2020 third-round pick, recorded two tackles against the Packers before the injury. Heading into Sunday’s game, Dantzler had registered 21 solo tackles and two tackles for loss in four games.

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