DENVER (AP) – Line judge Gary Arthur suffered a broken collarbone after being hit from behind by a player who was racing down the field to cover a punt during the first quarter in Denver.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 13: Line judge Gary Arthur #108 is taken off the field in a cart after being knocked to the ground on a play in the first quarter of a game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 13: Line judge Gary Arthur #108 is taken off the field in a cart after being knocked to the ground on a play in the first quarter of a game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Arthur stayed down for several minutes as he was attended to by the Denver Broncos training staff. Arthur was helped to the cart and driven from the field.

Before he left through the tunnel, Arthur tipped his cap to the crowd.

On the CBS broadcast, former official Mike Carey said crews are trained to work with six officials in case something like this happens.

By Pat Graham

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