Bridgewater was being taken to the hospital as a precaution and he was able to move his extremities, チームは言った. ドリューロック came into the game in place of Bridgewater
The play occurred with 5:53 remaining in the third quarter as Denver looked to either take the lead or cut the deficit to Cincinnati down 9-3. Bridgewater felt the pocket collapsing around him and without any targets around to throw to, he stepped up and took off running.
He tried to juke a would-be Bengals tackler and dove headfirst for the first down. As soon as he hit the ground, it appeared Bridgewater was out cold.
Bridgewater was 12-for-22 with 98 通過ヤードと 10 rushing yards on three carries before the injury knocked him out.
He and the Broncos defense have kept the team in the playoff hunt all season long. The veteran had 2,954 通過ヤード, ネットがペイサーズを破って7番目のシードをロック 18 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions in 13 games this season.
Denver acquired Bridgewater in a trade with the Carolina Panthers in the offseason.