UPDATE (11:45 a.m. ET): Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams suffered a concussion from the hit he received from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
ORIGINAL STORY (8:46 a.m. ET): One week after arguably the greatest “Thursday Night Football” game of all time, the NFL’s weekly slopfest returned at Lambeau Field.
The banged-up Green Bay Packers throttled the Chicago Bears 35-14, as both teams looked sloppy at times, especially the Bears who turned the ball twice in the first quarter. There was a weather delay after a thunderstorm rolled through the area, and there were injuries — lots of injuries.
The Packers lost running back Ty Montgomery (ribs), running back Jamaal Williams (knee) and linebacker Joe Thomas (knee). The worst injury of the night, however, came in the third quarter when Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams was caught in a vulnerable position after making a catch, and Chicago linebacker Danny Trevathan lit him up with a vicious hit to the head.
Adams, as you can see in the videos, was left lying motionless in the field as his Packers teammates immediately signaled for the training staff. The receiver eventually was loaded onto a stretcher and taken to a local hospital. The good news, though, is Adams was conscious and had feeling in all of his extremities.
But that wasn’t the end of things there. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his teammates took apparent exception to the hit. Rodgers could even be seen getting into it with Trevathan who was flagged on the play but wasn’t ejected.
“I don’t like anybody celebrating when a guy gets carted off the field. That’s kind of the message I was conveying to them,” Rodgers told reporters after the game.
Trevathan insisted after the game the hit wasn’t intentional, apologizing for the incident.
“Hopefully they see it wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to make a play,” Trevathan told reporters, per Sporting News. “My main concern is he’s OK.”
Believe it or not, the Bears’ postgame show didn’t see too much issue with the hit.
It’s possible, however, Trevathan hears from the league. As ESPN.com pointed out, a new NFL rule could allow the league to suspend Trevathan even though it’s first offense.
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