Broncos' Wade Phillips taken to hospital after hit by Chargers RB

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was taken off the sidelines on a stretcher Sunday after being hit by a San Diego Chargers player.

Midway through the second quarter, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon went out of bounds after an interception and knocked Phillips to the ground, where he remained as trainers attended to him.

He was eventually loaded onto a stretcher and taken away on a cart. He held one finger up and waved his hand as he was taken off. Broncos officials said Phillips was taken to a hospital in an ambulance for further testing, adding that he had feeling in all of his extremities.

Phillips, 69, is in his second year as the Broncos defensive coordinator after helping lead the team to a Super Bowl 50 title last season.

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