LANDOVER, Md. – Washington soccer tight end Ricky Seals-Jones injured his neck in a frightening side crash in the second quarter and was ruled out for the remainder of the 20-loss. Sunday 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Seals-Jones collided with a cameraman on the sidelines at the end of a play, knocking him down and banging his head on the artificial turf that surrounds the playing field just in front of the stands. After several minutes, Seals-Jones was hauled off the field. The cameraman was able to walk away with help, raising his fist towards the crowd.
Seals-Jones was injured with 5 minutes and 48 seconds left in the quarter with Washington leading 10-7. He was attempting a pass attempt from quarterback Taylor Heinicke on the sidelines. Seals-Jones was in a full sprint and couldn’t slow his momentum down before hitting the cameraman.
Washington coach Ron Rivera said after the game that Seals-Jones was doing fine and walking around the locker room at halftime. The cameraman resumed work on the match.
The injury further depleted Washington’s offensive. Logan Thomas, the tight end starter, is out for the season. Running back Antonio Gibson and left guard Ereck Flowers are on the reserve / COVID-19 list, and wide receiver Curtis Samuel remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Seals-Jones has caught 30 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Washington still has rookies John Bates and Sammis Reyes in this post.