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Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater enters concussion protocol after being released from hospital

Denver and L.A. witnessed two worrying injuries this week when Teddy Bridgewater and Donald Parham each lied motionless on the field for several seconds.

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Denver and Chicago witnessed two worrying injuries this week when Teddy Bridgewater and Donald Parham each lied motionless on the field for several seconds.
Isaiah J. DowningUSA TODAY Sports

Week 15 has seen an array of strange and quick events; not only were several NFL games postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus and several teams left with many injured players, but there’s also been two alarming moments in L.A. and Denver.

The Denver Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater was injured during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals when he was dicing for a first down that landed him motionless on the field.

On Monday, the Denver Broncos announced that the 29-year-old was released from the hospital. The team further shared that Bridgewater, who stayed overnight at the hospital, is now doing well and has entered the league's concussion protocol.

This is the second time this season that Bridgewater sustains a concussion during a game, with the first one being back in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Even though he’s had bad luck with concussions this season, Bridgewater has been bouncing back with a career-high 18 touchdowns on his first tour with Denver, starting in all 14 games.

It is not yet clear whether the veteran signal-caller will be able to carry that streak on next weekend against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Bridgewater and Parham were knocked out motionless

This injury was the second of its kind in Week 15.

On Thursday night, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Donald Parham was also seen motionless in the first quarter of Los Angeles' 34-28 overtime loss to the Chiefs at SoFi Stadium.

Parham was going for a pass in the end zone before getting his head slammed against the turf. He was then carried off the field with a backboard and stretcher after which he spent a night at UCLA’s Medical Center.

Parham also remains in the league's concussion protocol.

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