Davante Adams got some good news in the past few hours. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver was sent to the hospital on Thursday night following a vicious hit by Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, leaving the field on a stretcher and going immediately into an ambulance.
After the game, the Packers announced that Adams was being evaluated for a concussion and for head and neck injuries.
On Friday morning, there is good news on Adams’ status from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. According to his report, Adams had an MRI at some point over the past 12 hours, and the results of that report are deemed clean.
This appears to rule out any structural damage to the head or neck, including the spinal column, which should be a massive relief for Adams and his family.
Adams does, however, have a concussion, and will be placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol when he is released from the hospital. Given the severity of the hit, it seems likely that the Packers will take their time in moving Adams through the protocol, which is explicit in its guidelines on when a player may return to the field.
This is at least the second concussion of Adams’ career. In the 2016 season, he was concussed in a week six game against the Dallas Cowboys. However, Adams was surprisingly cleared to play just four days later when the Packers played the Bears on Thursday Night Football in week seven.
We wish Adams all the best in his recovery and hope first and foremost that he is able to return to normal life functions quickly.
UPDATE: Adams posted on Twitter Friday afternoon that he has made it home:
At home feeling great. Appreciate the prayers— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) September 29, 2017