It was a heart stopping moment during Thursday nights game between the Packers and the Bears. But luckily Packers wide receiver Davante Adams gave a thumbs up as he was carted off on a stretcher. Injured on a senseless hit by Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, Adams was carried off in the third quarter.
The hit had already had Adams stopped when Trevathan applied a brutal crown-of-his-helmet-to-facemask hit. And when viewed in slow motion, the hit was so hard that it showed Adams’ mouthpiece flying out.
Adams looked to be completely knocked out as players from both teams rushed to him and immediately signalled to the sideline personal for medical personnel.
Trevathan was then penalized on the play, but was not ejected. Mike Pereira, a former vice president of officiating in the NFL, said that it was the first “crown of the helmet” call in four years and added that he would have immediately ejected Trevathan.
After the game the Packers announced that Adams is being evaluated for a head and neck injury and “possibility of a concussion.” Adams is conscious and has movement in all his extremities but was transported to the hospital for further testing.