Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson sat out of the game with a concussion after being tackled hard early in the fourth quarter Sunday against Kansas City.
Wilson tried to get a first down near the goal line but was stopped by a wall of Chiefs players. He lay down for a moment before getting up and heading for the sideline. There was a piece of grass stuck to the side of his helmet.
Brett Rypien came on as Wilson went to the medical tent. Rypien passed 7 yards to Jerry Jeudy on a fourth down to bring Denver back to 34-28.
Wilson threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns before the hit that forced him out.
Pickett knocked out, replaced by Trubisky
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was put on concussion protocol and left Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Mitchell Trubisky replaced him behind center.
Pickett was hurt when he took a sack from Roquan Smith with 11:08 left in the first quarter. He continued to play the time of a possession and threw a pass, but he did not extend his presence.
On Trubisky’s first offensive sequence, the Steelers crossed the field and Najee Harris scored the touchdown.
The third quarter to the rescue for the Ravens
In that same game, Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley also had to retire due to a possible concussion and his return is uncertain.
With the absence of starter Lamar Jackson, who suffered a left knee injury last week, the Ravens have turned to their third option, Anthony Brown.
Huntley was hit hard by Minkah Fitzpatrick on third-and-3 in the third quarter. He had completed 8 of 12 passes for 88 yards before going out, and ran nine times for 31 yards.
Worrying injury for Samuel
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel was carried off the field on a stretcher after injuring his left knee.
Samuel’s leg twisted when he lost the ball on a run late in the second quarter of San Francisco’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Samuel stayed on the ground for a few minutes while he was treated by the coaching staff before trying to get up. He immediately returned to the ground and shouted a curse in frustration.
Almost the entire 49ers team took to the field to wish Samuel well before he was whisked away on a cart with his face in his hands.
Samuel had scored a touchdown on a 13-yard run on San Francisco’s first possession on Sunday. He carried four times for 21 yards and caught four passes for 43 yards.
Samuel has 54 catches for 612 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 228 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season.
Bengals lose another favorite offensive target
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd will not be back against the Cleveland Browns after injuring a finger in his right hand.
He was injured in the second offensive game of the game, being hit during an incomplete pass. He immediately left the field and it was confirmed in the second quarter that he would not return.
This absence is in addition to that of Tee Higgins (hamstrings), who took part in limited training on Thursday and Friday. The latter only took part in one game on Sunday before retiring to the sidelines thereafter.
Hilliard leaves the game against the Jags
Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard was wheeled to the locker room with a neck injury.
His return to action against the Jacksonville Jaguars is uncertain.
Hilliard fell in battle trying to tackle Jamal Agnew on a punt return in the second quarter. His teammates immediately called for help as the player remained on the ground for a few minutes before getting up.