Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage Jr. was involved in a scary play late in the team’s 31-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in their NFC Wild Card matchup.
Tom Brady threw a pass to Gage on second down from the Cowboys 19-yard line and the veteran wide receiver went down in pain after Donovan Wilson hit him in the back and neck.
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Buccaneers medical personnel attended the scene and the players watched as the coaches attended the play.
Medical personnel called for a cart and placed Gage on a backboard to carry him off the field. Buccaneers and Cowboys players took a knee. Gage was apparently able to move his right leg while they worked on him and eventually he was carried off the field and taken to the hospital.
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Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles told reporters during his postgame press conference that Gage was hospitalized with a concussion. Bowles said Gage had movement in his extremities and was being checked for a neck injury.
Gage had two catches for 10 yards during the game.
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He was in his first season with Tampa Bay. In 13 games, he had 51 receptions for 426 yards and five touchdowns.