In the third quarter of Thursdays’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, football fans saw one of the scariest sights imaginable on a football field. In the third quarter, Packers receiver Davante Adams took a brutal, dirty hit to the head from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, and was taken from the field on a stretcher.
The hit came with Adams’ forward progress clearly stopped and his torso exposed. Trevathan chose to fly into the pile and lower his head, drilling Adams in the helmet and jarring his mouthguard and chinstraps loose. Click here for a slow-motion video of the hit — but be warned that it may be disturbing footage. The Packers’ training staff immediately sprinted onto the field to evaluate Adams’ status and eventually put him on a stretcher to get him off the field.
The Packers reported that Adams was taken to Bellin Hospital, but that he was conscious and had feeling in all of his extremities.
Trevathan was assessed a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness on the play, but remained in the game. He can expect a large fine and likely a significant suspension as a result of the hit.
We will bring you updates on Adams’ status as we learn of them. He is being evaluated for a concussion plus additional head and neck injuries.
The play was Adams’ second catch of the night, with his first being a five-yard touchdown reception on the Packers’ first drive of the game.