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49ers' Cannon taken off field in ambulance after scary hit

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Trenton Cannon
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San Francisco 49ers special teams player Trenton Cannon is being evaluated for a concussion after a scary hit on the opening kickoff against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Lumen Field that resulted in him being put on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance.

Nearly three hours later, the 49ers announced that Cannon is in stable condition and will remain in the Seattle-area hospital overnight for observations.

While trying to tackle Seahawks returner DeeJay Dallas, the knee of 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga collided with Cannon's head.

Cannon was immediately attended to by the medical staff. After several minutes, he was put on a stretcher and an ambulance was brought on to the field.

Cannon's 49ers teammates and a large group of Seahawks players surrounded him, with some dropping to a knee.

There was a bit of good news as Cannon was being put into the ambulance: He was seen moving his left arm.

The 49ers and injured running back Raheem Mostert asked for prayers for Cannon.

Cannon was selected in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Jets and spent two seasons in the Meadowlands before joining the Carolina Panthers last season. This year, he began the 2021 season with the Baltimore Ravens before being claimed off waivers by the 49ers in September.

Primarily a running back, Cannon has been used on special teams by the 49ers. Entering Sunday's game in Seattle, he had appeared on just two offensive snaps while playing on 159 special teams snaps.