Tampa Bay Buccaneers Receiver Russell Gage Taken Off the Field and Hospitalized After Sustaining an Undisclosed Injury (VIDEO)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Russell Gage was taken off the field on a stretcher during Monday’s playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys after suffering an undisclosed injury.
Gage couldn’t get back up after an injury during the remaining minutes of the game after sustaining a blow from behind to the head and neck area.
He was rushed to the hospital to be evaluated for a concussion and neck injury.
The exact nature of his injury is still unclear.
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Russell Gage Jr injury on the field as Tom Brady looks on, hope he’s alright pic.twitter.com/by8C6uGE2T
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Yahoo News reported:
Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson made contact with Gage’s head after an incomplete pass late in the fourth quarter. Gage fell to his rear after the pass, and Wilson hit him from behind, snapping Gage’s head forward. Wilson wasn’t targeting Gage’s head. He was already committed to the tackle when Gage fell.
Gage appeared to try to stand up from the hit, but couldn’t. He remained laying on his back. Players from both teams surrounded Gage as medical trainers tended to him. After several moments, trainers placed Gage on a backboard and eventually lifted him onto a cart, where he was taken off the field.
Play resumed after Gage left the field Monday in a 31-14 Cowboys win.
Bucs head coach Todd Bowles told reporters after the game that Gage was taken to a local hospital and was being evaluated for a concussion and neck injury. He had movement of his fingers on the field, according to Bowles.
Gage was initially listed as questionable prior to Monday’s game after he injured his back on a touchdown catch in Week 18.
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Author: Jim Hoft