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- Buccaneers TE Cameron Brett walks off the field on a stretcher. Update on Cameron Brett's injuries from Todd Bowles
QB Tom Brady and Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles discuss Cameron Brett's ejection from the Steelers game.
PITTSBURGH - After being hit helmet-to-helmet by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter of Sunday's 20-18 loss to Tampa Bay at Acresur Stadium, Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brett was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Brett sustained a neck injury, according to Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles, but his limbs were all functional. He was allowed to leave UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh after evaluation and return home with the group.
- Tom Brady, a quarterback, said: "Hard game. All of us adore him. We all wish him well."
Miles Jack of the Steelers collided with Brett, who was playing in his first game since suffering an injury against the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks prior. Jack then struck the top of Brett's helmet.
The Buccaneers' training staff attended to the tight end first, followed by additional medical workers who were rushed onto the field. The game was stopped for eight minutes when both teams rallied around Brett with the benches removed.
- As he left the field, Brett was able to nod in approval.
It's incredibly difficult to witness, said wide receiver, Chris Godwin. Cam is a wonderful man. He is adored by everyone in the locker room. He is one of my closest friends. It's cruel to see him face-down on the ground like that. Similar circumstances have occurred throughout the league this year. It's a difficult sight. Although it's just a game, for many people, it can change their lives. I believe it just serves as a reminder to every one of the physical reality of the sports we play. I only hope he's okay. I'll go see how he is. Of course, I hope for the best for him and wish him well.
Earlier this month, in Week 4, when Brate made an appearance, the team's management of concussions came under fire.
right before halftime against the Chiefs to receive a blow to the head but continued playing. Brate was complaining of shoulder soreness at the time, according to Bowles, and didn't exhibit concussion symptoms until halftime.
Following the Week 3 game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa appeared to sustain a head injury, prompting an NFL inquiry and the NFL Players Association to fire an outside neurologist. He was permitted to participate in "Thursday Night Football" against the Cincinnati Bengals before suffering a concussion and abandoning the contest.