The image is not for the faint of heart. The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions faced each other for matchday 14 of the NFL's National Conference, the American football league. It was a key duel in the final stretch of the championship to start setting the trend for the qualifiers to the play-offs.
However, the focus ended up being far from what both teams did on the turf of the Caesars Superdome in Louisania. With six minutes left in the second quarter, New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara hit an assistant head and injured his left leg.
Evidently unintentional and as a result of a game situation, Kamara stumbled and hit the legs of the assistant, who was on the edge of the field of play, unable to react to avoid the blow and was left lying on the ground writhing in pain.
The sideline worker just broke his leg after Kamara crashed into him 😬 pic.twitter.com/tsI2hjzoFz
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) December 3, 2023
The game continued, not without concern for the man who immediately after the incident was treated by doctors, and ended with victory for the Detroit Lions.
They started with a crushing 21-0 at the end of the first quarter, but ended up struggling to close out the 28-33 victory against the New Orleans Saints, who with five wins and seven losses finished second in the South division.
Meanwhile, the Lions lead the North division with a record of nine wins and three losses.