Packers WR Davante Adams out for Vikings game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Davante Adams will sit out Saturday's game with a concussion.

Adams, who leads the team with 74 catches, left last week's game against Carolina after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Panthers' LB Thomas Davis.

Davis was suspended two games for the illegal hit, but that suspension was reduced to one game.

It's the second concussion Adams suffered this season. Earlier this year, he was the victim of an illegal hit from Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan.

Adams was outspoken after the hit from Davis. He took his complaints to Twitter.

"I'll never understand it. Game is already dangerous enough and we got Pro Bowl players out here head hunting and saying they 'didn't mean to harm me,'" Adams tweeted on Monday morning.

Davis apologized.

"I understand your frustration and I do apologize for the hit! In no way was I trying to hurt you," Davis tweeted at Adams. "My first instinct was turn and make a block. In all sincerity I do apologize. I truly respect you as a player and I made a mistake!"

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy called the hit "dirty."

"The concern is the obvious. This is his second one this year but the way he's responded has been very positive. There's no place in this game for those types of hits. That's been made loud and clear. That hit was totally unnecessary yesterday," McCarthy said on Monday. "I like Ron Rivera. I've always respected the play style of his football team but that hit. That was a dirty hit."

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called the hit "unnecessary" following the game.

The Packers take on the Vikings Saturday at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.



 
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