By Logan Smith

DENVER (CBS4) — Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was carted off Empower Field at Mile High Stadium following a crushing tackle in the third quarter of the team’s game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bridgewater tucked the ball and dove for a first down. As hit landed on his left shoulder, 300-pound Cincinnati defensive lineman B.J. Hill drove Bridgewater into the turf.

Bridgewater lie motionless for several seconds after the tackle.

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Medical personnel responded quickly and took great care to protect Bridgewater’s head and neck from unnecessary movement.

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Denver Broncos personnel reported that Bridgewater was taken from the stadium to a hospital.

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Drew Lock came in and completed the drive for Denver with a touchdown pass to wideout Tim Patrick.

 

Logan Smith