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Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater released from hospital

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Dec 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is carted off the field in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Empower Field at Mile High Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is carted off the field in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Empower Field at Mile High Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was released from hospital Monday after suffering a head injury during Sunday’s game.

The team said Bridgewater “is doing well” and will enter the concussion protocol.

Bridgewater was taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 29-year-old was hurt when he scrambled, diving for first-down yardage as Bengals linebacker Joe Bachie hit his legs. As Bridgewater was in the air, Cincinnati defensive lineman B.J. Hill hit him in the back and propelled Bridgewater face-first into the turf.

Bridgewater lay on the ground motionless and was attended to by medical personnel as players for both teams knelt on the turf. Bridgewater went off the field on a cart with his head and neck immobilized, and his teammates patted him as the cart drove off. Bridgewater had movement in all extremities.

Bridgewater completed 12 of 22 passes for 98 yards before exiting. Drew Lock replaced him at quarterback and went 6 of 12 for 88 yards and a score as the Broncos lost 15-10.

–Field Level Media