Longtime NFL referee Tony Corrente had a scare during today's Seahawks-Lions game when he fell to the ground and had to leave the game due to an apparent medical issue.
Corrente fell on the field in between plays and was escorted to the locker room. Thankfully, he walked off under his own power.
The 70-year-old official was momentarily replaced by back judge Todd Prukop.
Corrente, who has been an NFL referee since 1995, wound up returning to the game after a brief absence.
Whatever issue was dealing with, it fortunately appears to have been a minor one.
I'd imagine we will get a more thorough explanation for what happened to Corrente postgame. In the meantime, he will finish out today's contest.
Seattle currently leads the Lions 45-22 in the fourth quarter.