Denver running back C.J. Anderson left the Broncos' pre-season rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night with what appeared to be concussion-like symptoms, according to multiple sources.
Seahawks linebacker Brock Coyle rushed toward Anderson and delivered a thundering tackle, which left the 23-year-old second-year player out of Cal jarred; he staggered as he attempted to walk off the field. The hit went directly to Anderson's helmet, according to ESPN NFL Nation reporter Jeff Legwold. Legwold's Thursday night tweets, below:
C.J. Anderson took a hit to helmet on that play. He'll be leaving the game, trainers looking at him. — Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) August 8, 2014
C.J. Anderson will almost certainly fall under concussion protocol, so would have to miss at minimum some practice time in the coming week. — Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) August 8, 2014
Anderson rushed for 38 yards over seven carries during his debut season last year with the Broncos.
- Will Green