Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage remained overnight at a local hospital after suffering a neck injury and a concussion during the fourth quarter of his team’s playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Bucs announced Tuesday morning.
“Russell has had movement in all extremities and will continue to undergo additional testing today,” the team said in a statement. “We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”
Following a hit by by Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson, Gage remained on the field, having sustained a blow to his neck and jaw area. Gage could be seen moving his leg and Bowles said he was moving his fingers, as well.
The fifth-year wideout was immobilized and carted off the field before he was transported to the hospital. Players from the Buccaneers and Cowboys gathered around as Gage was attended to.
The injury occurred on a second-and-10 play with 2:55 remaining in the game when Tom Brady targeted Gage on an incompletion.
The 26-year-old Gage was an Atlanta Falcons sixth-round draft choice out of LSU in 2018. He played four years in Atlanta before signing with Tampa Bay ahead of the 2022 campaign. Gage had two catches for 10 yards in the Buccaneers’ 31-14 loss.