Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams exited the team’s Thursday night win over the Chicago Bears after taking a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit, but the latest update is encouraging.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the wide receiver is in the hospital with a concussion but appears to have avoided another major injury.
That’s great news for Adams, whose mouthpiece flew into the air because of Danny Trevathan’s hit. Adams left on a gurney, and medical personnel took him to the hospital.
After the contest, per Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, Trevathan said he regretted the level at which he hit Adams.
“I was just trying to make a play. It wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he wound up hurt. I’m sorry about that. And I’m going to reach out to him and try to send him a message. We play a physical game. But you never wish that on anybody.”
Trevathan is certain to face some sort of discipline from the league, assuredly a fine and perhaps a suspension. Football is a violent game, but lowering his helmet in that manner demands a punishment.
Fortunately for the Packers, it appears Adams will be able to return once he passes concussion protocol. In the meantime, expect Geronimo Allison to have a larger role on the Green Bay offense.