New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey left Bank of America Stadium in an ambulance Sunday with injured ribs after scoring a touchdown on his 500th career catch.
Just before halftime, Shockey was spotted walking from the locker room to the back of an ambulance while dressed in street clothes.
The Times-Picayune reported that Shockey returned to the stadium during the second half, with the hospital trip a precautionary measure. The newspaper also reported that Shockey's injury wasn't believed to be serious.
The milestone catch gave Shockey 33 touchdowns in his nine-year NFL career.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.