The hardest hit put on a member of the New York Giants came from an NFL Network camera man rather than one of Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers teammates.
With the Giants already well on their way to a 36-7 win, the Panthers were making a rare foray into the red zone when the strange play occurred. Newton lofted a ball toward the far corner of the endzone. Carolina tight end Greg Olsen tried to run under the overthrown pass but ran out of field before he could get to it. He was followed out of bounds by Giants safety Antrel Rolle, who attempted to leap over the seated camera man but smacked his knee into the camera. He went down immediately, amidst the suddenly conspicuous crowd hovering just off the field, and wouldn't return to the game.
The initial word from the team was that Rolle suffered a laceration on his knee but was also undergoing X-rays. After the game, Giants coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that the injury was not serious, per Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News.
"I was trying to jump over the camera," Rolle told Newsday. "I guess I wasn't as successful as I wanted to be."
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