Kenjon Barner takes scary helmet-to-helmet hit in Bucs-Chargers game originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
It was a very scary moment Sunday as former Oregon Duck Kenjon Barner was hit hard and was down on the ground for a few minutes.
The current Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back took a massive hit at the end of the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Pressure came fast after a quick pass from Tom Brady.
Hope Kenjon Barner is okay. Pressure came in quick and he took a massive hit on the quick pass.pic.twitter.com/jmXFHOyViO— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 4, 2020
Just this week, the veteran RB had been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for this Sunday’s game.
He was treated on the ground after the big blow to the helmet. He looked to be okay and got up on his own power despite the vicious hit.
He is reportedly being evaluated for a concussion.
This is the second straight week that the Buccaneers have chosen to elevate Barner, who has played in 68 regular-season games for five different teams over his seven-year NFL career.
The 31-year-old made his Buccaneer debut in Denver last week, where he played four special teams snaps.
Barner has returned 48 kickoffs in his career, with an average of 23.4 yards per attempt. The Oregon Duck standout has also averaged 7.7 yards on 72 career punt returns.