Derek Wolfe to fly home with Denver Broncos

Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) is carted off on a stretcher after getting injured during a play against the Seattle Seahawks during the 1st quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

There was a scary scene last night in Seattle, when Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe went down with what appeared to be a neck injury. He was taken off of the field in an ambulance and sent directly to the hospital for further evaluations.

You never like to see a player leave the field in an ambulance and you always fear the worst case scenario, but Wolfe had feeling in all of his extremities.

He was being evaluated for a cervical spine injury when he landed in the hospital.

When the Broncos heard the results, they got word that Wolfe’s MRI’s and X-rays had all come back negative and he was able to fly home with the team.

Wolfe suffered the injury in the first quarter against the Seahawks when he was cut-blocked by tight end Luke Willson. As he lifted his head to get up, he was nailed by fullback Michael Robinson.

It was then that he laid on the field until the medical staff came out.

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