It was a scary sight to open the 49ers 30-23 loss to the Seahawks. During the opening kickoff, running back Trenton Cannon went down after taking an unintentional hit to the head while trying to tackle Seattle returner DeeJay Dallas.
It was a somber scene as both sidelines circled around the special teams gunner on one knee as Cannon was placed on a stretcher. Prior to exiting, he waved his left arm before leaving the game in an ambulance to a nearby hospital.
It was revealed that Cannon was in stable condition following the incident, however, he remained in Seattle overnight for further evaluation. As of Monday afternoon, the running back has been discharged from the hospital and "is doing better," per head coach Kyle Shanahan. Cannon is currently headed back to Santa Clara and will continue to be monitored by the team doctors as he remains in the concussion protocol.
The 49ers claimed Cannon off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens on September 15. Cannon has primarily played a role on special teams as a gunner and returner, appearing in 12 games this season for San Francisco and notched 16 kick returns for 328 yards.