Russell Wilson suffered head injury what seemed like an obvious concussion from the get-go against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Russell Wilson : Head injury | Knocked out | Hurt
Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).
|November 29, 1988
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
|215 lb (98 kg)
He previously played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, winning Super Bowl XLVIII.
Wilson played college football and baseball at NC State from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Wisconsin in 2011, where he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) and led them to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl.
He also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman.
Russell Wilson head injury
Russell Wilson was evaluated for a concussion after his head slammed into the turf at the end of a run in the fourth quarter and the Broncos announced that he has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Russell Wilson suffered what seemed like an obvious concussion from the get-go against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The QB scrambled towards the goal line in the 4th quarter and was abruptly stopped around the goal line, slamming his helmet into the turf with great force.
Before the cameras even zoomed in, his Broncos teammates were already requesting medical assistance from the sidelines.
Having trouble even collecting his gaze, the quarterback slowly got up moments later and was able to head towards the blue medical tent escorted by Broncos staff.
The impact was so severe, that he even had a large visible bump on his head, despite wearing a helmet.
Russell Wilson with a massive bump on his head after the play where he got injured pic.twitter.com/ikAx9tdDOV— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) December 11, 2022
Backup quarterback Brett Rypien was called in for the next play and Wilson, not surprisingly, was declared out minutes later.
The Broncos were just starting to gain momentum and an upset against the Kansas City Chiefs was in the works. Although Rypien was able to cap off Russell Wilson’s great drive with a short TD pass to wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
Russell Wilson Knocked out
The Denver Broncos suffered a defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs today and suffered another loss in quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson scrambled for a first down at the start of the fourth quarter. As he was tackled, he landed headfirst, bouncing his head off the ground.
Wilson was sent to the blue tent and was then ruled out of the game with a concussion. He set up first and goal for the Broncos before exiting the game.
Backup quarterback Brett Rypien stepped in for the injured Wilson. He scored on the drive and finished the game 4/8 for 16 yards and one passing touchdown.
Prior to leaving the game with a concussion, Russell Wilson was having one of his best games of the season.
He completed 23 out of 36 passes for 247 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also ran for 57 yards on four carries.
His quarterback rating of 100.1 was the fourth highest he’s had all season out of 12 games played. His 247 yards were the fifth-most he’s thrown for in a game, and his three touchdowns are the most he’s thrown for in one game this season.
Kansas City was off to a fast start against the Broncos. They got off to a 27-0 lead after a few field goals and touchdowns from running back Jerick McKinnon.
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson left Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs due to a concussion. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter on a third-and-11 scramble that kept the drive alive for a first down.
Wilson rolled out to his right and gained 14 yards on the scramble but fell on his his head along with a Chiefs defender falling on top of him.
He needed assistance getting up to the sideline and the team initially said that Wilson was being evaluated for a concussion before officially ruling him out. Brett Rypien relieved him under center.