Last during Thursday Night Football third quarter, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams went down after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan.
So was it a dirty hit? Did he really lead with his head?
His teammate Jordy Nelson waived to trainers to help Adams and he was immediately treated on the field where he had feeling and movement in his arms and legs. He had an initial spot check and Adams gave a thumbs up as he was carted off the field and transported to the local hospital where he spent the night at for evaluation for any neck and head injuries.
“It’s really tough to see your teammate not able to move. You could tell he was in a bad place, in a bad way,” said Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. After the hit, Rodgers had some angry words for the Bears defenders and Trevathan was penalized for the hit.
After the game the referee John Hussey said it was a hit against a defenseless player, but Trevathan was not ejected because Hussey said, “I didn’t have enough information from my perspective to make that.”
After the game when interviewed, Trevathan apologized and said that he would reach out to Adams saying, “Hopefully they see it wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to make a play. My main concern is he’s OK. You never wish that on nobody.”
A league spokesman said via NFL Network, “I’m told the MRI was clean.”
Coach Mike McCarthy’s said on Friday via the Packers website, “He’s already giving them a hard time at the hospital to get out there, so that’s a great sign.”
Once he was at home, Davante tweeted before noon saying, “At home feeling great. Appreciate the prayers.”
Ian Rapoport tweeted out saying, “Referee John Hussey, on Danny Trevathan’s hit on #Packers WR Davante Adams, via @RobDemovsky. NFL will review it for possible discipline.
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