Young Broncos star Xavier Coates was forced off the field after awkwardly landing on his neck following a spectacular corner try on his team. clash with Parramatta eels.
Coates found himself at the end of a brilliant sliced pass from playmaker Anthony Milford, which gave him free space to run and jump around the corner for a try.
But the 20-year-old’s effort was challenged by Eels full-back Clint Gutherson, who made contact with Coates, resulting in him landing on his neck moments after placing the ball towards the low.
The winger struggled to get up from the pitch and was eventually sent off for a HIA.
“We had an almighty facial plant,” Roosters legend Brad Fittler told Nine.
“It was an incredible and spectacular one-handed jump in the sky and it came down to the face.
Addition of nine Peter Psaltis commentators: “It hurts to watch it. He suffers a lot from Xaiver Coates. “
According to Danika Mason, Nine’s secondary reporter, Coates suffered a concussion and even struggled to return to the locker room.
“Xavier Coates injured his neck and suffered a concussion,” Mason said.
“He was about to be physically ill as he was sidelined.”
Coates was then rushed to hospital in an ambulance.