Eskimos rally around Sewell after 'scary' shot to head

Almondo Sewell talks to the media following an Edmonton Eskimos' practice at the Commonwealth...

Almondo Sewell talks to the media following an Edmonton Eskimos' practice at the Commonwealth Community Rec Centre in Edmonton, Oct. 14, 2013. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

EDMONTON - Almondo Sewell never lost sensation in his hands and feet, but was none-the-less pretty rattled.

The Edmonton Eskimos defensive tackle took a shot to the head trying to field a punt Saturday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders and needed to be stretchered off the field.

He spent a few hours in a Regina hospital before being released and was in attendance, watching practice Monday.

“It was scary, I’m not going to lie,” Sewell said. “A couple of my friends text me and they wanted to know if I was alright. But after I got all the results back from the doctors in Saskatchewan, everything was fine.

“I feel good, I’m alright. I miss-judged the ball as it was in the air, it kept on blowing forward as I was trying to catch it. It dropped off my hands, I went to try and recover it and got kicked in the head. That was about it.”


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