Horrifying scene during the Chargers vs. Chiefs game Thursday … L.A. tight end, Donald Parham, was rushed to the hospital after he violently slammed his head on the turf during a play.
Parham was attempting to catch a touchdown pass in the first quarter of the game at SoFi Stadium … when his head forcefully hit the ground after he dove for the ball.
The 24-year-old appeared to be knocked unconscious immediately … with his arms stiffening in the bent position.
Trainers rushed out to the football player … and unscrewed his facemask, before securing him to a backboard and placing him on a stretcher.
Parham was seen moving his hands and legs while talking with trainers … but, terrifyingly, his arms were shaking as he was being stretchered off the field.
The Chargers say he was ultimately taken to nearby UCLA Harbor Medical Center with a head injury … adding that he was “in stable condition.” No further update has been given.
“I’m just hoping for the best,” star quarterback Justin Herbert said of Parham after the game. “Parham has been an incredible teammate and an incredible friend. He’s been nice to everyone in that locker room, and everyone loves him.”
Parham has started nine games for L.A. this season … scoring three touchdowns.