Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe left Saturday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks in an ambulance after getting injured at the 9:13 mark of the first quarter.
Wolfe appeared to be cut-blocked down by Seattle tight end Luke Willson and fullback Michael Robinson delivered a block to Wolfe’s head and shoulder area that left Wolfe down on the field for several minutes while being attended to by the Broncos’ training staff.
They eventually brought a backboard onto the field and tied Wolfe down before placing him into an ambulance and taking him from the field of play. The Broncos announced that Wolfe was being evaluated for a cervical spine injury but did have movement in all of his extremities.
A player leaving in an ambulance is never something you want to see on a football field. We will update his condition when more information is provided.
UPDATE 12:30 a.m. ET: According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, all tests performed so far on Wolfe have come back negative and the team is hopeful he will be released in time to return to Denver with the team tonight.
In addition, Broncos right guard Louis Vasquez left with a knee injury in the first half and will not return.
UPDATE 1:00 a.m. ET: According to Gray Caldwell of the Broncos’ official site, the knee injury to Vasquez isn’t considered to be serious.