Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage is taken to the hospital with a concussion after suffering an injury in Monday night’s game, the coach says – CNN

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage is taken to the hospital with a concussion after suffering an injury in Monday night’s game, the coach says – CNN

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage was taken to a hospital with a concussion after suffering an injury during an NFL wild card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, his coach said.

The game was halted in the fourth quarter with two minutes and 55 seconds left after Gage awkwardly fell after being hit across the neck during a second game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Gage appeared to try to stand up but couldn’t and was quickly swarmed by my medical staff.

“They took him to the hospital straight away, he has a concussion. They will also test him for possible neck injuries,” Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said in the post-game press conference following the team’s 31-14 loss to the Cowboys.

Russell Gage is carted off the field after suffering an injury against the Dallas Cowboys during Monday's NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium.

When asked if Gage had any movement in his extremities, Bowles replied, “His fingers were moving when he was down there. I don’t know the rest.”

After he was injured, coaches surrounded Gage and players from both teams knelt while he received medical attention. The show showed Gage moving his legs while the trainers performed the grooming. He was later immobilized and carted off the field.

“After suffering a neck injury and concussion in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game, Russell was rushed to a local hospital where he stayed overnight for additional testing and observation,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said in a statement Tuesday.

“Russell had movement in all extremities and will continue to undergo additional testing.”

Gage’s on-field injury came just two weeks after Buffalo Bills security’s Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed after making a tackle during another game Monday night.

A medical team resuscitated the 24-year-old before an ambulance carried him off the field in critical condition. He was discharged from the hospital last week.