Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has been knocked out of the team’s Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the Broncos trailing 34-21 in the fourth quarter and facing a 3rd-and-11 from the Kansas City 16-yard line, Wilson dropped back to pass but saw a lane and stepped up to run for the first down. He picked it up but during the tackle, he was driven head-first into the ground and didn’t move.
A great camera shot got a look at the face of Wilson while he lay on the ground and he was clearly not there. He was taken off the field and into the blue medical tent before heading to the Broncos’ locker room to be evaluated for a concussion.
Brett Rypien came on in relief and finished off the drive with a touchdown pass to Jerry Jeudy.
Wilson has had a good day as the Broncos have come back from a 27-0 deficit to make a game out of it. Prior to the injury, Wilson had completed 23 of 36 passes for 247 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
It appeared that Wilson was lobbying to stay in the game but he had a very noticeable knot on his forehead as he headed off the field.
Wilson’s turbulent year with the Broncos, easily the worst of his 11-year career, continues. He has already had to miss one game this season due to injury and depending on the severity of this injury, could be in line to miss some more.
It is hard to imagine Wilson coming back into this game as the league’s concussion protocol would likely be severely questioned if he did. The Broncos will likely have to rely on Rypien to complete what would be one of the craziest comebacks in Broncos history.
It would also snap a 13-game losing streak to the Chiefs.