Chain crew member injured during game

Updated: October 24, 2010, 11:40 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The member of the officiating sideline chain crew who was injured during Sunday's Browns-Saints game is conscious and in stable condition.

Al Nastasi Jr.'s son said Sunday night that his father was in the neuro intensive care unit at Ochsner Hospital. Al Nastasi III declined to go into details about his father's injury, saying he wanted to wait until doctors had more time to monitor the situation.

New Orleans' Courtney Roby was running at full speed after a Saints punt when he was shoved out of bounds and collided with Nastasi, knocking him down. Paramedics rushed to his aid, giving him intravenous fluids and carting him off the field. He appeared to be conscious but was not moving as he was taken from the field.


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