Russell Gage taken to hospital after being injured during NFL Wild-Card playoff game, coach says


Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide receiver Russell Gage has been taken to the hospital with a concussion following an injury during an NFL Wild-Card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, his coach said.

The game was paused with two minutes and 55 seconds left in the fourth quarter after Gage fell awkwardly after being punched in the neck on a second downplay at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Gage seemed to try to get up, but couldn’t and was soon overrun by my medical staff.

“They have now taken him to the hospital, he has a concussion. They will also test him for possible neck injuries,” Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said in the post-game press conference following the team’s 31-14 loss to the Cowboys.

Russell Gage is being pulled off the field after sustaining an injury Monday against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium.

When asked if Gage had any movement in his limbs, Bowles replied, “His fingers moved when he was down there. I don’t know about the rest.”

After he was injured, trainers surrounded Gage and players from both teams knelt while he received medical attention. The broadcast showed Gage moving his legs as trainers provided care. He was later immobilized and taken off the field.

Gage’s on-field injury came just two weeks after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and collapsed after a tackle during another Monday night game. A medical team resuscitated the 24-year-old before an ambulance carried him off the pitch in a critical condition. He was released from the hospital last week.

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