The Green Bay Packers were completely outraged and worried at the same time late in Sunday’s win over the San Francisco 49ers when star wide receiver Davante Adams took a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit and was left lying motionless on the field for a few minutes.
No flag was thrown as Adams was able to eventually walk off under his own power. It did not seem possible that he would return on this night, but several minutes later, he was back out on the field.
Following the game, Adams spoke out on how he was able to get back on the field after it looked like he was knocked clean out.
“I’m different,” Adams told reporters in Week 3’s postgame. “That’s probably the main thing. I’ve dealt with a lot of stuff like that, and just the mental toughness to get in there, to know. It wasn’t a concussion, so I went on the sideline (and) they evaluated me and saw it right away that, you know, I was straight. Really more than anything on the ground, it was my chest, I was having trouble catching a breath, but (I’m) definitely good now.”
He also dismissed any worries about the hit potentially leaving him out for next week.
“No, I’ll play next week,” he said.
Adams finished the night with 12 total receptions for 132 yards and a first-quarter touchdown.
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