Bucs Tight End Stretchered off the Field

A tense and frightening scene just occurred in the second half of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Week 6 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tight end Cameron Brate suffered a head injury in the third quarter and remained down for several minutes before being stretchered off the field. Brate collided with Steelers linebacker Myles Jack after a 6-yard reception on what appeared to be a relatively routine tackle. But Brate failed to get up off the turf when he tried and remained down for an extended period. He was promptly stabilized, placed on a stretcher, and removed from the field by the Bucs' medical staff.

Brate's injury is eerily reminiscent of Dolphins' quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's recent series of traumas. Brate exited the Bucs' Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a similarly controversial head injury, and now he finds himself severely hurt only two weeks later.

Brate has appeared in four games for the Buccaneers this season, totalling 11 receptions for 100 yards. He has played every game of his nine-year career with the team, hauling in 2783 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns over his 119 appearances. Rookies Cade Otton and Ko Kieft will absorb his snaps.
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