DENVER — Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was carted off the field and taken to the hospital after a head injury during Sunday’s game against the Bengals.
Bridgewater was diving for a first down in the third quarter when his head hit the turf. It appeared he lost consciousness for a short time after the injury.
He was placed on a stretcher and carted off the field in the as his teammates surrounded him and the crowd chanted “Teddy.”
It was reported he was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. Denver7’s Troy Renck tweeted that Bridgwater has movement in all of his extremities.
Coach Vic Fangio said he'd be held overnight for observation but was expected to be OK.
#Broncos Bridgewater was taken to hospital. Does have movement in all extremities. Being evaluated for a head injury. He jumped into air and as was landing was hit on torso, driving facemask and head into turf. #Denver7— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) December 19, 2021
Backup Drew Lock was brought in to finish the game, but he couldn't rally the team to a victory. The Broncos lost to the Bengals 15-10.