Packers WR Davante Adams suffers concussion in loss to Panthers
During the Green Bay’s 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams exited the game after suffering a concussion.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, it occurred on what was deemed to be an illegal hit made by Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.
The Green Bay Packers wide receiver was taken out by an illegal hit that led to a concussion for the second time this season.
It happened in the third quarter after an interception, during which Davis elected to give him a blindside hit, which is now an illegal act resulted in a penalty. The 24-year-old remained down on the field for a few moments before being taken off the field under his own power.
Panthers LB Thomas Davis lays a brutal hit on Packers WR Davante Adams.pic.twitter.com/RLCT5UGDW0
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This marks his second concussion suffered this season and third overall in the last two years. The first came in the 2017 campaign. It occurred on Sept. 28 against the Chicago Bears when Danny Trevathan laid a hit that nailed Adams on the head. In response to the play, the league handed down a one-game suspension to the veteran linebacker.
Given that the hit happened on an illegal play, it may lead the NFL to hand out a similar punishment to Davis for his action. What may not also work in his favor is that he was fined $48,620 earlier this season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries. In total, Davis has been fined $122,184 for six different situations over his career.
It will be interesting to see the heftiness of the fine. Either way, here is to hoping Davante Adams is OK.