Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips Carted Off The Field

Wade Phillips was carted off the field during Denver's Week 8 matchup with San Diego.

Sunday, the Denver Broncos sustained what could be a very scary loss when defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was carted off the field midway through the second quarter of the team's Week 8 bout with the San Diego Chargers.

On a play that Bradley Roby intercepted Philip Rivers and returned it for a touchdown, a Chargers receiver collided with Phillips on the Denver sideline. Phillips hit the ground with great force, appearing to hit his head.

Phillips, 69, was still for a time while medical staff attended him. He did eventually move his head and extremities.

Phillips has been taken by ambulance to a local Denver hospital. Reports indicate that he is alert and able to move his arms and legs. 

In the meantime, linebackers coach Reggie Herring has taken over play-calling duties for Denver's defense. We'll update you when we have more information. 

UPDATE: Head coach Gary Kubiak told the CBS production crew that he's heard from the hospital and that Phillips will "be fine". The CBS crew reported late in the fourth quarter that Phillips is "anxious to get out of the hospital". 

UPDATE: Wade Phillips has been released from the hospital. 

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