DENVER - Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been released from the hospital after suffering a hard hit during Sunday's game against the Chargers.
According to Broncos' VP of Public Affairs Patrick Smyth, Phillips is OK and should return to work on Monday.
Broncos DC Wade Phillips has been released from the hospital. Everything checked out OK & he's expected back at work tomorrow.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) October 31, 2016
Medical staff carried the 69-year-old out on a stretcher after he was slammed by San Diego running back Melvin Gordon. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and released about 2 hours later.
Good news on DC Wade Phillips - precautionary test results all normal so far. Contrary to a FOX report, he does not have a broken leg.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) October 30, 2016
Last year, Phillips was hit during a Steelers game, according to 9NEWS Broncos' Insider Mike Klis.
Linebackers Coach Reggie Herring took over the defensive play-calling duties, according to the Broncos' website. The Broncos won the matchup against the Chargers 27-19, bringing their record to 6-2.
Wade Phillips got blasted on sideline last year, too. Martavis Bryant knocked him over in Broncos playoff game vs. PITT. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 30, 2016