Broncos’ Phillips upended, but OK
DENVER (AP) — Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was released from the hospital Sunday night after being carted off the field earlier when a San Diego player ran into him on the sideline.
The team said the 69-year-old coach was expected at work Monday.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller blocked Chargers running back Melvin Gordon into Phillips during Bradley Roby’s interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter of Denver’s 27-19 win.
Gordon upended Phillips, and the back of the coach’s head slammed against the ground.
Medical personnel surrounded Phillips and, after about five minutes, he was secured to a backboard and carted off the field. He pointed his index finger in the air as he was being driven to the locker room.