Packers' Adams out of hospital after hard hit
The Sports Xchange
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was released from the hospital Friday morning after taking a vicious hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan during Thursday night’s game.
Adams, 24, spent the night at the hospital under observation after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Adams offered an update on his status, tweeting: “At home feeling great. Appreciate the prayers.”
The Packers were upset by the hit in the third quarter of their 35-14 win at Lambeau Field after Adams was transported by ambulance to Bellin Hospital in Green Bay to undergo evaluations for a head and neck injury and a concussion.
Adams was taken off the field on a gurney after being motionless immediately following Trevathan’s helmet-to-helmet contact at the end of an 8-yard reception from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with about five minutes to go in the third quarter.
Adams was wrapped up by a couple of defenders when Trevathan delivered a full-speed shot to Adams’ head with the crown of his helmet.
Adams’ mouthpiece flew out of his mouth as he fell to the ground. Fellow receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb immediately waved the training staff onto the field.
Rodgers voiced his displeasure over both the hit and Trevathan’s reaction.
“I don’t like anybody celebrating when a guy gets carted off the field,” Rodgers said. “That’s kind of the message I was conveying to them.
“I trust when Danny said he wasn’t intentionally trying to hit him like that. He is one of the hardest-hitting players in the NFL. He made a hit on one of our guys last year in the hole that was one of the hardest hits I’ve ever heard. But I don’t think he was intentionally trying to hurt ‘Tae.
“It’s really tough to see your teammate not able to move. I kind of had a right-down-the-line look at what happen as he was stood up, got hit ... and you can tell he was in a bad place, in a bad way, that he probably knocked out, so that’s tough.”
Trevathan received a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty but was not ejected. An NFL spokesman confirmed the play is being reviewed for a possible suspension.
After the game, Trevathan told reporters he wasn’t trying to intentionally hurt Adams.
“I was just trying to make a play. It wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to do my job and he ended up getting hurt,” Trevathan said. “I’m sorry about that and I’m going to reach out to him.”