The Denver Broncos’ 23-7 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday came with a further blow in the loss of Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater (seen above after an earlier hit) left the game just before halftime following a helmet-to-helmet hit from Odafe Oweh. Here’s that hit, followed by one on Broncos’ receiver Diontae Spencer:
Teddy Bridgewater & Diontae Spencer were knocked out of the game on helmet to helmet hits on back to back plays
Neither were a penalty 🤔😢 pic.twitter.com/fYnmXg8BSO
— 🌟 (@LALeBron23) October 3, 2021
After the game, the Broncos revealed that Bridgewater had been diagnosed with a concussion. Denver head coach Vic Fangio said “He says he’s getting better as the day goes on, so we’ll see.” So it’s not clear how long Bridgewater will be out for.
On the day Sunday, Bridgewater completed seven of 16 passes for 65 yards with a touchdown, while replacement Drew Lock completed 12 of 21 passes for 113 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. And on the year, heading into Sunday’s game, Bridgewater had completed 73 of 95 passing attempts for 827 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. So he was doing pretty well for the Broncos, and they’ll certainly be hoping to get him back soon.