Friday’s NFL: Adams recovering after Trevathan hit
Green Bay, Wis. — Packers receiver Davante Adams tweeted Friday he was at home and “feeling great” a day after taking a frightening hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher with about 4 minutes left in the third quarter on Thursday night after getting hit in the head during a tackle by Trevathan.
The game was delayed for about 5 minutes while medical personnel tended to Adams. He gave a thumbs-up signal as he was wheeled off the field.
The Packers said he was conscious and taken to a hospital for evaluation for possible head and neck injuries, and he had feeling in all of his extremities.
Trevathan was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty following Adams’ 8-yard catch but was not ejected and any fine would not come to light until next week. Green Bay won, 35-14.
“It was definitely a scary moment,” said wide receiver Randall Cobb, who was one of the players who waved over to the Packers’ sideline for the medical staff immediately after the hit.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t say Friday whether he believes Trevathan should be suspended, though he left little doubt how he felt about the play.
“Brutal hit,” McCarthy said. “It’s a helmet-to-helmet hit. Davante was in a compromised position. Obviously, like everything in our game, it’s evaluated and I’m sure there will be continued conversation going on through the channels long past today.”
“You never want to see anybody get hurt,” Bears coach John Fox said. “Danny Trevathan’s not a dirty player and he’s not out to hurt anybody. They’re part of the game; people will look at it but there was nothing intentional about it by any stretch.”
The Bears linebacker said he didn’t realize immediately how vicious his hit had been.
“I realized it once he laid there for a while,” Trevathan said. “I was just trying to make a play. It wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he wound up hurt. I’m sorry about that. And I’m going to reach out to him and try to send him a message. We play a physical game. But you never wish that on anybody.”
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