Alabama vs. Georgia: Tide player carted off of field after collapsing on sideline
There was a scary moment during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship when Alabama freshman defensive back Kyriq McDonald collapsed on the Crimson Tide sideline toward the end of the third quarter. A stretcher had to be brought on to the field for McDonald, who was taken off the field.
ESPN’s sideline reporter Tom Rinaldi did report, however, that McDonald was awake and speaking with medical staff attending to him. While it’s not clear exactly what happened — Alabama has only described the event as a “non-athletic medical issue” — the fact that he’s awake and aware is a step in the right direction. After the game, McDonald said that he is fine, though details are still scarce.
McDonald was a freshman this season and had not seen playing time.