Russell Gage being released from hospital, confirms Bucs head coach Todd Bowles
BREAKING NEWS: Russell Gage is being released from hospital this afternoon, confirms Bucs head coach Todd Bowles… with wide receiver’s neck ‘fine’ after brutal hit that left him concussed and twitching on the floor in playoff loss to the Cowboys
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles has revealed Russell Gage is due to be released from hospital Tuesday.
Gage underwent additional testing in hospital Tuesday after being taken off on a stretcher following a brutal hit that left him twitching on the floor and unable to get to his feet.
Speaking to the media hours after an earlier Bucs statement, Bowles explained Gage had a concussion but would be checking out of hospital.
‘He just has a concussion,’ Bowles said. ‘He should be being released this afternoon. His neck is fine and right now he has all his extremities moving.’
The incident took place late in the fourth quarter on a crossing route over the middle of the field.
Gauge stumbled as he tried to haul in Tom Brady’s pass with Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson leaning in for a tackle. It was then that Wilson collided with the back of Gage’s helmet, sending his neck recoiling in the opposite direction.
Gage attempted to get up, but his body slumped back down to the turf, prompting immediate concern among both Bucs and Cowboys players.
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