Broncos' DC Wade Phillips released from hospital after sideline collision

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was taken off the sidelines on a stretcher Sunday after being hit by a San Diego Chargers player. 

He has since been released from the hospital and is expected to be back at work on Monday. 

"Wade is doing great," head coach Gary Kubiak said after the Broncos' 27-19 win. "He’s upbeat, watched the game. All indications are that he will be back quickly.”

Midway through the second quarter, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon went out of bounds after an interception and knocked Phillips to the ground, where he remained as trainers attended to him.

He was eventually loaded onto a stretcher and taken away on a cart. He held one finger up and waved his hand as he was taken off.

Broncos officials said Phillips was taken to a hospital in an ambulance for further testing, adding that he had feeling in all of his extremities. 

Phillips, 69, is in his second year as the Broncos defensive coordinator after helping lead the team to a Super Bowl 50 title last season.

 


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