The release of Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from a Denver hospital occurred Monday morning. He’s now under the guidelines of the NFL’s concussion protocol. Bridgewater suffered a vicious hit Sunday evening and was taken from the stadium by an ambulance. Bridgewater was knocked unconscious following him running the ball midway through the third quarter.
Teddy Bridgewater is so unlucky. I hope this injury isn't too serious 🙏 pic.twitter.com/fjinD1TWeL
— alex (@highlghtheaven) December 19, 2021
“I just spoke to him a few minutes ago,” Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said late Monday morning . “He’s been released, he’s home, he’s resting comfortably. He sounded a lot better this morning than he did last night. Last night he sounded really tired. This morning and I just spoke to him, he sounded a lot better
Fangio is not in favor of playing Bridgewater Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. However, the Broncos aren’t considering putting Bridgewater on IR for the remaining three weeks of the season, at least for now. Many are expecting the backup quarterback Drew Lock to start against the Raiders. He may even potentially start for the remainder of the season.
“Relieved that [Bridgewater] is doing well,” Fangio said. “Said a quick — my Catholic background — a quick Hail Mary, Our Father for him [during Sunday’s game]
After the vicious hit, the Denver Broncos medical staff ran onto the field to Bridgewater’s emotionless body. They took him off the field on a cart strapped to a backboard. Bridgewater later was transported by ambulance to a local Denver hospital. Bridgewater went 12 of 22 for 98 yards in the game before the horrid play occurred. This Sunday, Bridgewater suffering from a concussion is the second this year.
“It was definitely scary,” center Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said late Monday morning said. “Just to see him laid down like that, I just glad he’s all right now, but it was definitely scary