UPDATE: The Saints have released a statement on this injury. Lasco has been transported to a local hospital with a spine injury for further examination. He does have feeling in his extremities, which is a great sign.
From the Saints: "Daniel Lasco is being transported to a local hospital with a spine injury. Lasco has feeling in his extremities and Saints team doctor Michael Hartman is attending to him at the hospital."— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) November 12, 2017
To make things even better, all signs are positive at the moment for Lasco to be alright after this scary situation.
'All signs are positive' for Saints running back Daniel Lasco, who was taken to hospital with spine injury https://t.co/QaUbNX70ut— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) November 12, 2017
This is the worst thing you can see in an NFL game...
After Mark Ingram's second score of the day, the Saints kicked off to the Bills to start the next drive. Unfortunately, that's where things got scary.
Saints RB Daniel Lasco collided with Bills KR Brandon Tate and immediately collapsed to the ground. The training staff rushed to his side, but they immediately knew more help was going to be needed.
Now there's an ambulance on the field for Lasco. They're loading him on a spine board.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) November 12, 2017
Lasco was placed on a spine board, and an ambulance was immediately brought out to get him necessary and swift medical care.
The scene here at New Era Field for Saints Player Daniel Lasco pic.twitter.com/ggGeTN79Sn— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) November 12, 2017
As Lasco was stretchered off, his teammates were by his side, showing him support as he headed into the back of the ambulance.
Nearly the entire Saints bench has surrounded Saints RB Daniel Lasco as he's taken into stretcher and into ambulance. Lasco raised his right hand before he was loaded into ambulance. https://t.co/hyfimTVkVn pic.twitter.com/teZUBjmojM— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 12, 2017
Lasco was able to raise his right hand while he was stretchered off, which is always a good sign. But it's only comforting until the official medical news drops.
Hoping for the best for Daniel here. Regardless, we'd love to eliminate these awful tableaus from the game forever.