CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
A helmet-to-helmet blindside hit by Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has sent Packers wide receiver Davante Adams into the NFL concussion protocol.
The hit happened during the third quarter of the Packers' game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers had just thrown an interception, and Adams was in pursuit of the ballcarrier when, from an angle where Adams could not see him, Davis struck him with the crown of his helmet.
Here’s a look at the hit Thomas Davis laid on Davante Adams. He’s up and moving. #Packers pic.twitter.com/BQLf3y1x0q— Mike Cianciolo (@MikeCianciolo) December 17, 2017
Here’s a look at the hit Thomas Davis laid on Davante Adams. He’s up and moving. #Packers pic.twitter.com/BQLf3y1x0q
Adams walked off on his own power.
It's the second-such hit Adams has taken this year. He was hospitalized after a similar hit by the Bears' Danny Trevathan in a game in September.