Sympathy from NFL Enthusiasts for Dallas Cowboys Trainer Hospitalized Following Game

While the New York Jets were playing against the Dallas Cowboys at their home opener, in the third quarter, defensive line coach Sharrif Floyd was escorted to the Cowboys locker room for evaluation. According to Tracy Wolfson, the sideline reporter for CBS, Floyd collapsed but managed to walk to the locker room with assistance.

Following the game, Floyd was taken to the hospital.

“Sharrif was taken to the hospital. That’s all the information I have. We were being cautious with what happened and I’m confident in the updates we’ve received.”

The incident occurred when Micah Parsons fumbled at the Jets 37-yard line, initially called as a 37-yard touchdown. Floyd, a former University of Florida player, joined the Cowboys coaching team in February 2023 following four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

A number of admirers have offered their backing and prayers for Floyd’s health:

At 32 years of age, Floyd played five seasons in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings from 2013 to 2017. He became an assistant defensive line coach for the Cowboys, joining the coaching staff in February 2023. In 2018, Floyd garnered attention when he filed a lawsuit against the renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews for $180 million, claiming that the use of a pain blocker during a knee surgery performed by Andrews caused muscle and nerve damage two years earlier. Following the lawsuit, Floyd did not continue playing in the NFL.

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