Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was in the midst of a solid game against the Atlanta Falcons on “Thursday Night Football.” He completed 10 of his first 15 passes for 112 yards en route to keeping Carolina close late in the third quarter.
Unfortunately, Bridgewater had to leave the game after a dirty hit from Falcons edge rusher Charles Harris on a scramble. Warning, this is not easy to watch.
That is not in the direction a neck is supposed to go. As you can see, Bridgwater was clearly going to the ground before Harris decided to lead with his shoulder right to the neck area.
Obviously, Harris was ejected from the game. Meanwhile, Bridgewater had to leave the game and was seen in the blue tent.
This is not what anyone wants to see given the leg injury Bridgewater suffered earlier in his career. It’s an injury that almost cost the former Minnesota Vikings first-round pick his life.
We’ll have further updates on this latest injury as they become available. For now, the hope is that everything is alright.