Before the Miami Dolphins lost their season finale to the Pittsburgh Steelers, rookie quarterback Pat White left the field in the third quarter after sustaining a scary head injury because of a chilling helmet-helmet collision with a cornerback in Steelers jersey.
White landed on his stomach after the collision in the third quarter, and Steelers players immediately began waving for help. White was able to move his arms and legs and talk before being carted off the field to go to a hospital for examination. And Coach Tony Sparano said following the 30-24 loss that information by that time showed the rookie was doing fine and air rescue was canceled.
White began the third quarter as the replacement to starter Chad Henne, who was sidelined because of blurred vision. After White departed with 2 minutes left in the third quarter, Tyler Thigpen took over to make his first appearance for the Dolphins.