Broncos’ David Bruton hospitalized with head injury

Broncos safety David Bruton was hospitalized after suffering a head injury during Saturday night’s game.

The Denver Post reports that Bruton left the game in the fourth quarter and was later taken out of the locker room on a gurnee and taken by ambulance to a Denver hospital.

Bruton stayed down after making a tackle, tried to get back up and then went back to the ground while the Broncos’ medical staff attended to him. He did eventually walk off the field, with help from the medical staff.

Josina Anderson reports that Bruton was unable to answer routine questions like how he got to the game and couldn’t complete routine tasks like repeating numbers backward during his post-injury evaluation.

In May we wrote about Bruton as one of the players making the most of the lockout: Bruton worked as a substitute teacher in the school district where he grew up, saying he was thankful to have some extra time to help kids in his community. We’re hoping he makes a full recovery.

13 responses to “Broncos’ David Bruton hospitalized with head injury

  1. What’s up with all of the head shots this week? Maybe it’s the heightened awareness from recent rule changes and controversies, but I watched the Bucs-Patriots game and there were no fewer than 4 “kill shots” straight to the head (I think only one of them was flagged).

    These macho a-holes are not going to be happy until the lawmakers get involved and kill this game because the players and the league couldn’t police themselves.

  2. The Steelers would never have a player with a head injury. They have “zero tolerance” for these things.

  3. I had a grade II concussion once. I was still able to answer those type of questions and that was AFTER I stopped throwing up on the sidelines. That must have been some collision *ouch*.

  4. hooknosemike says:
    Aug 21, 2011 8:49 AM
    The Steelers would never have a player with a head injury. They have “zero tolerance” for these things.
    Enough already with that …. WEAK MATERIAL.

  5. Did not see the play he was injured on, but way too many head shots in the games I’ve seen so far.

    Unless there is a major crack-down (continued fines/susspensions), its only a matter of time before somebody ends up in a wheel chair.

    Hope Burton is OK, seems like he’s one of the good guys.

  6. outlawjerseywhales says:
    Aug 21, 2011 9:26 AM
    Bruton was taken out of the locker room on a town in Illinois?
    Good catch!

    Gurnee, IL is a city (town) and what Burton was taken out of the locker room was a *gurney*.

    Gosh, am I a nerd or what? DON’T ANSWER THAT! 🙂

  7. As someone who lives in this guy’s hometown, I can attest to his good nature. He spends a lot of time volunteering and working with children. I hope he doesn’t suffer any ill-effects long term and I wish him a speedy recovery.

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