Teddy Bridgewater has been through so much already in his NFL career. Seeing him get carted off, strapped to a backboard, was a scary sight on Sunday.
Bridgewater was injured in the third quarter of the Denver Broncos’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was down for a while before being carted off in front of the quiet crowd.
On the play he was injured, Bridgewater ran for the first down and dove, extending the ball. When he was in the air he was shoved forward and landed hard on his shoulder, neck and head. He dropped the ball when he hit the turf and was motionless for a few moments.
Bridgewater suffered a concussion earlier this season but didn’t miss a game. On Sunday he was replaced by Drew Lock.
Bridgewater suffered one of the worst injuries in recent memory, when he blew out his knee on a freak accident in practice. Reports said he could have lost his leg. Bridgewater battled to make it back in the NFL and became a starter again, and was named Broncos starter this season after a training camp competition with Lock.
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered an injury against the Bengals. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)