It didn’t take long for Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams to shake off a vicious hit from Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan, physically and, apparently, emotionally as well.
It almost seems like a miracle that Adams wasn’t hurt worse than he was after the helmet-to-helmet hit from the former Kentucky standout on Sept. 28.
Adams was hospitalized but was released the following day. Trevathan originally received a two-game suspension, but it was reduced to one.
Exactly two weeks after that hit, Trevathan says him and Adams have smoothed things over.
‘‘I told him I hope he’s good,’’ Trevathan said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘Hope you know I wasn’t trying to harm him. I was just trying to make a play. He was real cool. He plays football. He plays it hard, and he plays it good. Obviously, he played last week. He did good. He handled it well. We were good.’’
Despite his sincerity, Trevathan added that he doesn’t want to get too cautious on the field.
‘‘I just gotta be more careful with situations like that,’’ Trevathan said. ‘‘But I can’t let that slow me down. I’ve been playing this game for a long time. I’ll be more careful with the rules that are in place. But I’m just trying to make a play and hustling to the ball.’’
Here’s a couple looks from two different angles at the hit Trevathan delivered to Adams, whose mouthpiece flew out as a result of the blow.
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Trevathan was suspended for the Bears’ 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football three days ago. Meanwhile, Adams came back in style.
The fourth-year pro had 7 receptions for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns, including the game-winning 12-yard catch from quarterback Aaron Rodgers with 11 seconds lift in the Packers’ 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.
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