Colin Haas Hill via Twitter

McDonald joined Cincinnati's team this summer.

By Emily Caron
September 07, 2019

Cincinnati safety Kyriq McDonald collapsed in the middle of a play on Saturday against Ohio State without being touched. McDonald went into convulsions on field in the second quarter after the non-contact collapse and immediately signaled for trainers.

No replay of the injury was shown but the redshirt sophomore was carted off the field shortly after being attended to. Ohio State's K.J. Hill went to block McDonald before he collapsed but held off, presumably realizing something was wrong.

The Bearcats entire team gathered around McDonald as he was being helped onto the cart to leave the field.

McDonald's mom reportedly said her son has a history of seizures, per ABC's broadcast of the game. McDonald is reportedly being transported to the Ohio State University hospital for precautionary measures, but he was alert in the locker room and walking with assistance after leaving the field.

The Huntsville, Ala. native spent two seasons with the Crimson Tide before transferring to Cincinnati this summer. McDonald was granted a waiver by the NCAA to be immediately eligible in 2019.

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