Broncos DC Wade Phillips released from hospital after scary sideline collision
The Broncos defensive coordinator was taken off on a stretcher and cart
Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips collapsed on the Denver sideline after being hit by a player during Sunday's game against visiting San Diego. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was chasing the ball on a Philip Rivers interception and ran into Phillips. The Broncos defensive coordinator appeared to strike his head hard against the ground, just behind where the team was standing.
Phillips remained on the ground for a lengthy amount of time while being attended to by medical personnel. He would later be taken to the hospital but was released on Sunday evening.
Broncos DC Wade Phillips has been released from the hospital. Everything checked out OK & he's expected back at work tomorrow.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) October 31, 2016
His head appeared to strike the ground after falling backwards when Gordon hit him at full speed.
"Saw his eyes open, he was answering questions from the team's medical staff as they load him on the cart they will take him immediately off the field," CBS Sports Jamie Erdhal reported.
Both of Phillips' hands were moving as he was wheeled off the field.
Reggie Herring is now calling plays for Denver, who leads the Chargers 10-7 in the second quarter. ( Follow the game here.)
Phillips won't likely return and per Erdhal is headed to the hospital for additional testing but is awake and alert.
#Broncos DC Wade Phillips taken via ambulance to a local Denver hospital. Alert & moving all extremities. Undergoing further tests.— Jamie Erdahl (@JamieErdahl) October 30, 2016
The Broncos confirmed that Phillips is alert/awake and has feeling in his extremities, but will go to the hospital for testing.
After being injured in sideline collision, Wade Phillips was taken to hospital for evaluation. He's alert & has movement in all extremities.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) October 30, 2016
We'll update this post with new information as it comes in.
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