Adams at home af­ter hit vs. Bears

The Citizens' Voice - - Sports -

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Pack­ers re­ceiver Da­vante Adams tweeted Fri­day that he was at home and “feel­ing great” a day af­ter tak­ing a fright­en­ing hit from Chicago Bears line­backer Danny Tre­vathan.

Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher with about 4 min­utes left in the third quar­ter on Thurs­day night af­ter get­ting hit in the head dur­ing a tackle by Tre­vathan. The game was de­layed for about 5 min­utes while med­i­cal per­son­nel tended to Adams. He gave a thumbs-up sig­nal as he was wheeled off the field.

The Pack­ers said he was con­scious and taken to a hos­pi­tal for eval­u­a­tion for pos­si­ble head and neck in­juries, and that he had feel­ing in all of his ex­trem­i­ties.

Tre­vathan was called for an un­nec­es­sary rough­ness penalty fol­low­ing Adams’ 8-yard catch but was not ejected and any fine would not come to light un­til next week. Green Bay won the game 35-14.

“It was def­i­nitely a scary mo­ment,” said wide re­ceiver Ran­dall Cobb, who was one of the play­ers who waved over to the Pack­ers’ side­line for the med­i­cal staff im­me­di­ately af­ter the hit.

Pack­ers coach Mike Mc­Carthy wouldn’t say Fri­day whether he be­lieves Tre­vathan should be sus­pended, though he left lit­tle doubt how he felt about the play.

“Bru­tal hit,” Mc­Carthy said. “It’s a hel­met-to-hel­met hit. Da­vante was in a com­pro­mised po­si­tion. Ob­vi­ously, like ev­ery­thing in our game, it’s eval­u­ated and I’m sure there will be con­tin­ued con­ver­sa­tion go­ing on through the chan­nels long past today.”

Mc­Carthy and a num­ber of play­ers vis­ited Adams in the hos­pi­tal Thurs­day night.

“You never want to see any­body get hurt,” Bears coach John Fox said. “Danny Tre­vathan’s not a dirty player and he’s not out to hurt any­body. They’re part of the game; peo­ple will look at it but there was noth­ing in­ten­tional about it by any stretch.”


Pack­ers’ Da­vante Adams, left, cel­e­brates a touch­down catch Thurs­day.

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