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Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Malachi Dupree got his first taste of NFL action on Thursday night, and it was pretty bitter.
Dupree, a seventh round draft pick out of LSU, had to be stretchered off the field during the fourth quarter of the Packers’ preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Dupree took a brutal hit from Eagles safety Tre Sullivan that knocked him out cold.
Amazingly, there was no flag on the play, despite the fact that Sullivan smashed into Dupree’s face mask with the top of his helmet.
Take a look:
Here’s the hit on Malachi Dupre: pic.twitter.com/agGRO5LNaA
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) August 11, 2017
Immediately after the impact Dupree fell on his back and lied there, motionless, for several minutes. Players on both teams took a knee and looked on with concern as medical staff attended to him.
Fortunately, it looks like Dupree is going to be alright. Dupree gave the stadium a thumbs up as he was carted off the field, and the Packers later reported that he could move all his extremities.
Early Friday morning, Dupree himself got on Twitter to update fans:
Thanks for all the prayers they are definitely being felt.. I am okay! #GoPackGo
— Malachi Dupre (@MalachiDupre) August 11, 2017
Hat Tip – [Nola.com]