Teddy Bridgewater knocked out of game vs. Bengals with scary injury
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was hurt during the third quarter of the team’s Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Trailing 9-3 in the third quarter and facing a 2nd-and-5, Teddy Bridgewater dropped back to pass before taking off upfield. He dove across the first-down marker but stayed face down on the field after being hit and was motionless.
Moments later, a stabilizing board and a cart were brought out for Bridgewater and Drew Lock began to warm up on the sideline. It was a scary scene for Bridgewater, who has suffered some serious injuries over the course of his career.
Fighting for a playoff spot, the Broncos have yet to muster up much offense against the Bengals and have scored just a field goal through two and a half quarters of the game.
Lock will now take over, likely for the rest of the day. He has struggled in his relief appearances on the season.
Before exiting the contest, Bridgewater had completed 12 of 22 passes for 98 yards. In two games this season, Lock has completed 16 of 28 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Can the Broncos rally together and play well the rest of this game for their teammate, one of the most beloved guys on the team, Bridgewater? Their playoff lives could certainly depend on it.
The Broncos have not played with the same energy when Lock has been on the field this season but they are going to have to pull together and find a way to win this game. Down just six points, it’s still well within reach.
Sideline reporter Evan Washburn stated that it is a head injury for Bridgewater but that he did have movement in all of his extremities before being loaded into an ambulance.