Willis McGahee joined his teammates yesterday at Baltimore’s training complex after doctors told him he would make a full recovery from a fierce helmet-to-helmet hit in the AFC championship game that had him carted off the field.
“I’m all right. Everything is okay,” the running back told reporters as the Ravens, 23-14 losers to Pittsburgh, cleared out their lockers. “The MRI and the CAT scan checked out good. I was scared, but I didn’t know how serious it was. It was pretty intense.”
The play occurred in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh’s victory. McGahee had just caught a pass and taken two steps before being met by safety Ryan Clark, who drove his helmet into McGahee’s facemask. McGahee’s head snapped back and he lost the ball as he dropped to the ground.
“I didn’t even see him coming,” McGahee said.
I bet that is a hit he will remember for the rest of his life, if his memory sticks.