SEATTLE - Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe has been placed on a backboard and taken away in an ambulance after sustaining a neck injury in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Wolfe was hurt with 9 minutes left in the quarter and on Seattle's first offensive drive Saturday night. He was hurt being blocked on a running play where Seattle's Robert Turbin gained 8 yards. The Broncos said Wolfe was being evaluated for a cervical spine injury and had movement in all of his extremities.
Wolfe was initially cut on the play by Seattle's Luke Willson. As Wolfe was getting back up, fullback Michael Robinson collided with Wolfe appearing to compress his head and neck. Wolfe remained on the ground and appeared to be moving his legs initially, but medical personnel strapped him to a backboard and took him away in an ambulance.
He was down for about 8 minutes before being taken away.
The Broncos also suffered another injury to another starter as Champ Bailey injured his left foot late in the second quarter.