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Report: Panthers LB Thomas Davis suspended for hit that concussed Packers WR Davante Adams

Report: Panthers' Davis suspended for Adams hit
Report: Panthers' Davis suspended for Adams hit
Posted at 2:52 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 16:07:39-05

A helmet-to-helmet blindside hit by Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis sent Packers wide receiver Davante Adams out of the game Sunday and into the NFL concussion protocol, a hit that Davis has now been suspended for, according to ESPN.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Twitter that Thomas would serve a suspension of two games, though he will appeal:

Adams responded on Twitter to after the hit happened during the third quarter of the Packers' game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte Sunday.

Adams used more vulgar languages in the first and second subsequent tweets afterward. WARNING: Graphic language

The Carolina linebacker has since offered an apology on Twitter, saying he understands Adams' frustration, but wasn't trying to harm him:

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.

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.