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Russell Gage health update: Receiver has movement of extremities but remains hospitalized

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated last Monday when they were soundly defeated by a score of 31-14 against the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of Super Wild Card Weekend. While most are focused on the immediate future of quarterback Tom Brady, a more immediate concern is the health of wide receiver Russell Gage.

How did Russell Gage’s injury occur?

With the game already defined in the fourth period, the seven-time Super Bowl winner released a pass to the aforementioned receiver, who was hit in the air by the safety of “America’s Team”, Donovan Wilson, bending his neck in a dismal way and being left without movement on the gridiron of Raymond James Stadium.

The game had to be stopped for several minutes while players from both teams knelt praying for the health of their teammate. After tense moments, Gage was stretchered off to the nearest hospital.

This Tuesday, the Bucs released an update on the health status of their player who was a sixth-round pick (#194 overall) in the 2018 Draft out of LSU.

Russell Gage’s health status update

“After suffering a neck injury and concussion during the fourth quarter of last night’s game, Russell (Gage) was taken to a local hospital where he remained overnight for additional testing and observation,” the Buccaneers said in a statement. “Russell has had movement in all extremities and will continue to undergo additional testing …

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