Green Bay Packers’ second-year cornerback and Wilmington High School grad Quinten Rollins was taken off the field on a stretcher during the game Sunday night in Detroit against the Lions after he struck his head on the field after defending a pass.
Rollins was down on the sideline for several minutes. He was immobilized on a backboard by medical staff as a precaution, then immediately transported to a local hospital.
Rollins spent the night at a Detroit hospital where he underwent tests.
Early Monday morning — at 12:18 a.m. ET — the Packers tweeted, “CB Quinten Rollins is conscious with movement & is being further evaluated at a local hospital.”
He was able to return to Green Bay Monday.
Coach Mike McCarthy said at his Monday afternoon press conference that he had just seen Rollins walking through the locker room.
“So far he’s doing very well, we feel good about it,” McCarthy said. “There’s still some tests we have to go through … but so far, so good.”
Rollins’ mother, Khandi Rollins, told the News Journal late Monday afternoon that, as one might expect, it was a harrowing experience for her and 17 other family members at the game.
“Oh my, you don’t even know,” she said. A member of the Packers’ staff contacted the family at the stadium and offered to drive them to the hospital.
“The Packers were really great,” she said.
Khandi said they were able to see Quinten at about midnight in the hospital, and “he was sitting up and felt fine.”
“All the tests came back OK,” she said, “but he was anxious to get back to Green Bay and in his comfort zone.”
She added that she greatly appreciated all the texts and Facebook messages she had received overnight, which numbered about 200.
“I thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers,” she said.
The Packers defeated the Lions 31-24 to win the NFC North Division title. They will host the New York Giants in an opening-round playoff game this weekend. Rollins’ status for the game is not known.