The Ravens suffered a scare last night when running back Willis McGahee was carted off the field late in Baltimore's 23-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet blow from safety Ryan Clark.
McGahee's head snapped back as he hit the turf, and he laid motionless for several minutes.
The six-year veteran had just hauled in a short pass from quarterback Joe Flacco and was turning upfield when Clark launched into him with his helmet and shoulder.
McGahee was immobilized and strapped to a stretcher. He was then taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for further tests and was held overnight.
Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne offered this statement:
"Ravens running back Willis McGahee was released from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh early this morning and returned immediately to Baltimore. He is resting at his home today. It is expected that Willis will have a complete recovery from the head and neck injuries he suffered last night."