Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was carted off the field during their playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals due to a punctured lung that he believes may have been a result of him wearing a microphone.
"It was really abnormal what happened," Cobb told Wisconsin-based sports talk show host Bill Michaels. "I punctured a lung. I didn't break a rib and I didn't fracture a rib. It's really abnormal for that to happen.
"But I was mic'd up for the game. I landed flush on my back. The battery pack was on my shoulder pads and I landed flush on my back and we think that possibly could be it but there's no way of proving it."
Cobb suffered the injury when he fell hard on his back attempting to haul in a pass in the Packers' dramatic 26-20 overtime defeat to the Cardinals in the NFC divisional round.
"I felt fine, I got up from the catch and started walking back to the huddle and it got harder and harder for me to breathe," he added.
"Then it felt like I was going to throw up. I was choking. I was choking on something and then next thing I know I was spitting up blood."