Mike McCarthy: “Everything looks positive” with Davante Adams

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he’s received positive reports on the condition of wide receiver Davante Adams following Thursday night’s win over the Chicago Bears.

“The news that I was given on Davante, so far, everything looks positive,” McCarthy said. “He’s already giving them a hard time at the hospital to get out of there so that’s a great sign.

Adams was forced to leave the game on a stretcher and taken to a hospital for further evaluation after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan in the third quarter. The team announced Adams was being assessed for head and neck injuries, and a possible concussion due to the blow.

McCarthy said he was not sure if Adams would need to stay the night in the hospital.

Adams was hit by Trevathan as he was held upright in a scrum of Bears and Packers players on a catch over the middle of the field. Trevathan hit Adams square in the facemask with the crown of his helmet. Players immediately summoned medical personnel onto the field to tend to Adams, who tried to remove his helmet and later gave a thumbs up indication while on the stretcher leaving the field.

“I didn’t have a clean look at it. I know it was late and I knew it was helmet-to-helmet but as far as launching and all that, I couldn’t tell you,” McCarthy said when asked his opinion of the hit.”

The hit by Trevathan was one of the more vicious blows seen on an NFL field. That Adams seems to have avoided serious injury is terrific news.

19 responses to “Mike McCarthy: “Everything looks positive” with Davante Adams

  1. Most gutless hit of the season…so he gets suspended, appeals the fine & plays while Adams goes through the concussion protocol…or worse..:

    This is how the rule, regardless of HFL, NHL or college sports should be applied; the offending party is out as long as the injured player is out; only one difference; the offending party isn’t paid…

    Isn’t that deterrance enough? That &, in this case the fact Adams was effectively down…

    Trevathian has battled back from knee injuries of his own; so the so-called “brotherhood” quotient, in which football players maintain a gladiator mentality, goes by the wayside? Karma is sure to interrupt Trevathian’s career in a most unceremonious way soon…and he brought it on himself…do disingenuous…

  2. You know today if you hit too hard—15 yards! Throw him out of the game! They had that last week. I watched for a couple of minutes. Two guys, just really beautiful tackle. Boom, 15 yards! The referee gets on television, his wife is sitting at home, she’s so proud of him. They’re ruining the game! They’re ruining the game. That’s what they want to do. They want to hit! It is hurting the game.

  3. That shouldn’t have drawn a flag. It was a nasty vicious hit, but Adams was not a “defenseless reciever” nor had the whistle been blown. Running backs take hits like that all the time and they never get flags thrown.

  4. I own GB stock, and it’s the first time in forever that I did not see a single play of a game, never once even thought of turning to tune into a game.
    My question did the players (Arod) little stunt asking fans to “lock arms” work?

    Only thing I’ve heard on a news report was chants of USA were very very loud…..

    The NFL and these players are playing with fire…..

  5. That was brutal and not something I wanted to see again on the replay……the officiating has the option to kick out a player and why that wasn’t done is beyond me. Does someone have to kill another player in order to get kicked out? Besides of course Jeremey Lane for throwing phantom punch….

  6. In the 70’s and 80’s this would have been regarded as a slobber knocker. When the mouth piece flies out and you see the spittal protrude from the lips is what defenders dreamed of in those days. The score board does not show it but at least the Packers know they played the Bears. Montgomery broken ribs and Adams taken a way in an ambulance. Most of you making comments on this page are not old enough to remember Walter Payton getting pushed over the bench by Packer defender Mark Lee, Matt Suhey getting blindsided by packer Ken Stills and Jim McMahon getting body slammed by Charles Martin well after he had thrown the ball. This was in the course of the play at full speed with Adams getting twisted around so Trevathon had no idea where he was going to end up hitting him.

  7. I’m sure Trevathan doesn’t want to end up being the new Jack Tatum. Both he and Adams were fortunate (at least from what initial reports on Adams indicate).

  8. Shinnbone says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:28 am
    I own GB stock, and it’s the first time in forever that I did not see a single play of a game, never once even thought of turning to tune into a game.
    My question did the players (Arod) little stunt asking fans to “lock arms” work?

    Only thing I’ve heard on a news report was chants of USA were very very loud…..

    The NFL and these players are playing with fire…..
    ————————————————————————

    Yet here you are commenting on an NFL sponsored website. Just move along. We get it, you’re upset.

  9. Maybe taking away their cranium protecting helmets and making them wear the leather head protectors worn in the past would stop the missile launching hits. International rugby doesn’t have concussion problems like the NFL does and they have big, strong, and fast players tackling all game long…not 12 minutes worth.

  10. Shinnbone says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:28 am
    I own GB stock, and it’s the first time in forever that I did not see a single play of a game, never once even thought of turning to tune into a game.
    My question did the players (Arod) little stunt asking fans to “lock arms” work?

    Only thing I’ve heard on a news report was chants of USA were very very loud…..

    The NFL and these players are playing with fire…..
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    Cool story bro. So it seems like you still care?

  11. I own GB stock, and it’s the first time in forever that I did not see a single play of a game, never once even thought of turning to tune into a game.
    My question did the players (Arod) little stunt asking fans to “lock arms” work?
    —–
    Owning a worthless piece of paper that you can never sell or transfer or collect dividends is not “stock” even if it says so on that worthless piece of paper (anymore than “Trump University” was a real school). That right there says to me you’re lacking in judgment as the rest of your post confirmed.

  12. Shinnbone says:
    September 29, 2017 at 7:28 am
    I own GB stock…
    ————————————————————-

    Stopped reading right there.
    And I’m a Packers fan.
    A smart one who didn’t get suckered into that bogus “ownership.”

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