'Really scary': NFL world in shock over 'terrifying' moment

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor

The NFL world was left holding its breath on Monday after Oakland Raiders star Gareon Conley suffered a scary injury against the Denver Broncos.

Conley was attempting to make a tackle during the third quarter when teammate Johnathan Abraham fell on tip of him.

Abraham’s body came down straight on top of Conley’s head, compressing his neck.

Gareon Conley was taken from the field on a medicab. Image: ESPN

Conley instantly appeared in pain, grabbing his head with both hands, and remained down and still on the field while the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum fell quiet.

Medical staff evaluated Conley for quite some time before loading him onto a stretcher to take him off the field.

Gareon Conley in action against the Broncos. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old did wave briefly and gave out a few high fives as he was loaded into the cart on a spinal board.

"He's going to be OK,” Raiders coach John Gruden said post-game.

“All reports are very, very positive."

Raiders and Broncos players were both shaken up by the scary incident, and fans took to social media with well wishes.

Conley is in his third season in the league, and was selected by the Raiders with their first round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

He recorded 47 total tackles and three interceptions and one touchdown last season.

With Yahoo Sports