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Tennessee DT Danny O'Brien Immobilized, Taken Off Field On Stretcher After Tackle

Danny O'Brien being carted off the field after an injury.

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There was just a very scary moment in the second half of the Tennessee-Texas A&M game.

Vols' defensive tackle Danny O'Brien was injured while making a tackle on an Aggie ballcarrier. It looked like O'Brien's helmet collided with that of Texas A&M running back Keith Ford.

O'Brien landed face down and didn't move at first. Trainers rushed to his side and immobilized him before stretchering him off the field.

The good news? Tennessee announced that O'Brien had movement and feeling in his extremities and his trip to the hospital would be precautionary.

This was certainly a terrifying moment for those at the game. Fans were caught on camera visibly shaken or in tears.

Thankfully, it looks like O'Brien will be okay. We'll update you with any more Danny O'Brien injury information that comes out.

O'Brien, a Flint, Mich. native, is a fifth-year senior and a four-year contributor for the Volunteers. Entering today's game, he had made 11 tackles on the season, including three for loss. He made a career-high 23 tackles as a redshirt sophomore in 2014.

In game action, Texas A&M leads Tennessee 28-21 midway through the fourth quarter in College Station. The Aggies jumped out in front 28-7 but the Vols are fighting back.

Update: According to CBS' Allie LaForce, O'Brien is leaving the hospital and heading to the team plane.

This is outstanding news. We're happy to hear it.