DETROIT — Panthers left guard Chandler Zavala has been taken to a local hospital for evaluation after going down with a neck injury during the first quarter of Sunday's game with the Lions.
Zavala was face-down after the play as team medical and athletic training personnel rushed to his side.
The rookie guard was placed on a backboard and carted off the field as players gathered around, many of them taking a knee as the Ford Field crowd went silent.
He did put a thumbs-up signal in the air as he was being taken off the field.
The game continued after about a seven-minute break, with Cade Mays replacing him at left guard.
Stay tuned for further updates on his condition.
UPDATE 2:51 P.M. ET: Zavala remains at an area hospital. He is alert and has movement in all his extremities.