Russell Gage Injury: The Bucs WR was injured when he was forced off the field by a backboard in the Cowboys Wild Card match.
Another violent and disturbing injury occurred during the Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wild Card matchup Monday night in front a prime-time crowd.
We have the latest details and will keep you updated with additional information as it becomes available.
What happened with Bucs WR Russell Gage?
Gage and Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson collided just three minutes into the Cowboys/Buccaneers wild card game. Wilson struck Gage on the neck with a hard pass.
This caused his neck to jerk forward. Gage, 26 years old, tried to get up but couldn’t and remained on the field with his back.
As Gage was being treated by the team’s medical staff, both the athletic trainers and players from the other teams knelt together on the field, the athletes of both teams gathered around each other.
The Buccaneers players watched with concern as they looked at their teammate. Hamlin’s death was still fresh in everyone’s minds.
The medical staff and trainers managed to lift Gage onto a backboard, protecting his spine, and then cart him off to the field.
Lavonte David, a Bucs teammate, said that he hopes he is doing well. “He moved so that’s good sign.”
Gage appeared to have suffered a similar injury to Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins’ quarterback earlier in the regular season during a game against Atlanta Falcons.
Gage was initially listed as questionable before the Cowboys game, but he was eventually allowed to play.
What is Bucs WR Russell Gage doing right now?
The Buccaneers’ head coach Todd Bowles stated that Gage had a concussion. However, he was able move his extremities which is fantastic news.
Head Coach Todd Bowles says Russell Gage has been taken to the hospital. He has a concussion and is being checked for a neck injury. Had movement in his extremities.
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) January 17, 2023