49ers rookie LB Newsom taken to hospital after scary hit

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom was taken from the practice field in an ambulance Tuesday after taking a hit to the head and neck.

Coach Kyle Shanahan says Newsom has feeling in his arms and legs and his eyes were open as he was situated on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. Newsom laid motionless on the field for nearly five minutes after colliding with safety Chanceller James while trying to break up a pass during a two-minute drill.

Newsom joined the 49ers in May as an undrafted free agent from Missouri.

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