Tennessee Titans defensive end William Hayes, in the wrong place at the wrong time, suffered a concussion in Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs when he was hit in the head by an errant pass from teammate Kerry Collins, according to The Tennessean.
The Titans quarterback floated a pass out of bounds, hitting Hayes along the sideline. The third-year defensive veteran Hayes did not return to the game.
"Thatâs kind of how the game went," coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday. "Iâve never had a player leave the game with a concussion after getting hit with the ball on the sideline. But weâll see how he is this week."
Hayes' injury left the Titans thin along the defensive line with veteran Jovan Haye deactivated.
The 6-foot-3, 272-pound Hayes has 29 total tackles in 13 games this season. He was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Winston-Salem State.