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NFL: Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater (head) to remain hospitalized as precaution

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Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a head injury, was due to remain hospitalized overnight.

The team previously announced that Bridgewater had movement in all extremities.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio termed the move to keep Bridgewater in the hospital precautionary, saying that the QB likely sustained a concussion.

Fangio added, “Everything has checked out to this point. They think he will, should be, fine.”

Bridgewater was hurt when he scrambled, diving for first-down yardage as Bengals linebacker Joe Bachie hit his legs. As Bridgewater was in the air, Cincinnati defensive lineman B.J. Hill hit him in the back and propelled Bridgewater face-first into the turf.

The 29-year-old lay on the ground motionless and was attended to by medical personnel as players for both teams knelt on the turf. Bridgewater went off the field on a cart with his head and neck immobilized, and his teammates patted him as the cart drove off.

Bridgewater completed 12 of 22 passes for 98 yards before exiting. Drew Lock replaced him at quarterback and went 6 of 12 for 88 yards and a score as the Broncos lost 15-10.

–Field Level Media

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