Ward sidelined for Steelers

Steelers WR Hines Ward had to be helped off the field at Heinz Field on Sunday night after a hit to his helmet left him wobbly and woozy.

On the final play of the first quarter, Ward was hit by Patrick Chung and then James Sanders following a 5-yard reception. As he was brought down by Chung, Ward was hit helmet-to-helmet by Sanders. No penalty flag was thrown on the play, and┬áSanders didn’t appear to be leading with his helmet as he struck Ward, who was in the process of going down to the turf.

Ward had to be assisted off the field by team medical personnel, and was clearly unable to walk on his own. He was immediately administered a variety of tests as he sat on the bench.

According to the NBC game broadcast, the Steelers are calling it a neck injury and listing him as questionable to return. Had Ward suffered a concussion, he would be ineligible to return to the game. He is up and talking on the sidelines, so we might see Ward again tonight.

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