Russell Wilson left Sunday’s game against Kansas City early in the fourth quarter after hitting his head hard on the turf while being tackled near the Chiefs’ goal line.
Wilson rushed for a first down on third-and-11 and dove headfirst to get the necessary yardage, but ended up going facemask-first into the turf at Empower Field. He lay in bed for a minute and then when he tried to get up he seemed to lose some of his balance and needed help from the coaching staff to stand up straight, showing the kind of instability which results in an automatic assessment for a head injury. .
After evaluation, Wilson was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a concussion and will now enter the league’s concussion protocol.
Wilson was planning his best outing of the season. He passed 23 of 26 for 247 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He also went for 57 yards on four attempts and was sacked six times in more than three quarters.
Shortly after, he was escorted from the blue medical tent on the Denver sideline to the locker room.
When he left the game, Denver trailed the Chiefs 34-21 and had the ball first and the goal at the 2-yard line. Backup quarterback Brett Rypien threw a fourth touchdown pass to receiver Jerry Jeudy to tie the Broncos 34-28 with 10:49 remaining.