The Broncos announced Monday that Bridgewater was placed in the league's concussion protocol after he was discharged from a hospital earlier in the day.

According to the team's official statement, Bridgewater is "doing well" one day after he was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the Bengals and shuttled to a local hospital for further evaluation. Bridgewater will now enter the league's five-step concussion protocol, which he will need to fully clear before returning the field. Denver will undoubtedly take a cautious approach with Bridgewater's recovery, potentially setting the stage for Drew Lock to draw the start under center Week 16 in Las Vegas.

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