In the Wild Card Round game between the Cowboys and the Buccaneers that took place last night, there was yet another serious injury. After suffering a terrible injury, Buccaneers player Russell Gage went straight to the hospital for treatment.
The Buccaneers have provided an update on Russell Gage after scary injury
UPDATE (Jan. 18): Gage thanked his supporters on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, writing that he was “doing great and in great spirits!”
Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said Gage was scheduled for discharge from the hospital later on Tuesday, with his condition described as “concussion but his neck is fine.”
Towards the end of the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ lopsided victory over the Buccaneers, Tom Brady attempted to complete a pass that was intended for Gage. He was struck by a blow that appeared to be completely innocent. On the other hand, he sustained serious injuries.
When attempting to catch a short pass from Tom Brady inside of the Cowboys’ 5-yard line, it appeared as though Cowboys wide receiver Russell Gage slipped and fell.
The Russell Gage play from my POV. These guys put it all on the line every single play. Hoping for a full recovery. Posting after update that he has movement in fingers and conscious. pic.twitter.com/iX9JgXwsC1
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As a result of Dallas Donovan Wilson’s right forearm crashing into the right side of Gage’s helmet, Gage’s neck was twisted in an unnatural manner. Gage tried several times, but he was unable to get himself up onto his feet.
While medical personnel attended to Gage, he was surrounded by teammates from both teams. Because his condition required immediate medical attention, he was brought to the emergency room when it was called.
Bowles, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, says: “He has a concussion, they’ll also test him for potential neck injuries.”
Bowles responded to a question about whether Gage had the ability to move his limbs by saying: “His fingers were moving when he was down there, I don’t know about the rest.”
The update on Russell Gage's injury ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/wRnPipfNKJ
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According to Lavonte David, a Bucs insider linebacker: “It was really tough — especially with what happened a couple of weeks ago, we definitely hope he’s well. He was moving and stuff like that, that was a good sign. Definitely hope he’s OK.”
Cam Brate, a tight end, made the following comment: “You hate to see a guy go down like that, especially with the game being kind of out of reach at that point. It’s really hard to see your teammate like that.”
The incident happened two weeks after the Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field after making a tackle in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Pitt graduate remained motionless on the field for close to an hour, and alarms were raised for his well-being.
Thanks be to God, it seems like Hamlin will be fine. With the prompt response of the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals training staffs and the excellent care he received at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Hamlin is now recuperating at home in Buffalo.