During a practice session, the New York Giants were horrified when their tight end, Tommy Sweeney, suddenly fell to the ground.
“Scary scene as TE Tommy Sweeney received significant medical attention while working on a side field for rehabbing players,” New York Giants beat reporter for The Athletic, Dan Duggan, wrote on Wednesday.
“Unclear what happened, but [Head Coach Brian Daboll and General Manager Joe Schoen] came over and stayed there until Sweeney was put on a cart. He was shirtless, sitting up on the cart,” Duggan added.
Scary scene as TE Tommy Sweeney received significant medical attention while working on a side field for rehabbing players. Unclear what happened, but Daboll and Schoen came over and stayed there until Sweeney was put on a cart. He was shirtless, sitting up on the cart.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 23, 2023
After experiencing a “medical event” during practice, the 28-year-old player was taken off the field in a cart and later announced to be in stable condition by the Giants.
The team assured everyone that Sweeney was receiving proper medical attention in their training room.
“TE Tommy Sweeney had a medical event and is under the care of medical professionals in the Giants athletic training room. He is stable, alert and conversant,” said Duggan.
“Daboll said Sweeney is still being evaluated and declined to divulge specifics about what happened, but said he was in the facility this morning and is in “good spirits,” he concluded.
Daboll said Sweeney is still being evaluated and declined to divulge specifics about what happened, but said he was in the facility this morning and is in “good spirits.”
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 24, 2023
“I just wanted everyone to know he was fine,” Daboll said. “He was in the training room. His dad was actually in the crowd. … He was doing OK. I don’t want to say he [is] OK, because I’m not a physician but I saw him this morning.”
“He was walking around, he was doing fine. I just want to let everyone know he’s in good spirits and he’s doing OK.”
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One day after tight end Tommy Sweeney was carted off after experiencing a “medical event” during practice, the prognosis from Giants coach Brian Daboll sounded cautiously optimistic.
“He’s good,” Daboll said ahead of the last practice of training camp on Thursday. “He’s still going through some evaluations. Not going to get into anything specific. … He’s still going through some stuff.”
Sweeney was in the building Thursday morning, though Daboll declined to say whether he was hospitalized after leaving practice Wednesday.
He also did not say whether the event had anything to do with an undisclosed injury Sweeney was dealing with prior to Wednesday.
Daniel Jones, quarterback for the Giants, was deeply troubled when he saw a player go down and need medical attention. He called it “extremely scary,” and said such incidents are never what anyone hopes for or expects to happen during practice.
In 2019, Tommy Sweeney was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the NFL He suffered a foot injury in July 2020 that led to him being placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. ‘
Unexpectedly, just three months later, he was moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a myocarditis diagnosis.