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Buccaneers WR Russell Gage set to be released from hospital; 'neck is fine' coach says

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage, who suffered a concussion Monday night but whose "neck is fine," is set to be released from the hospital, head coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday afternoon.

Gage remained overnight at a local medical facility after he was injured in the fourth quarter of his team's team's playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Bowles said Gage has movement in all his extremities and sustained no neck injury, which he'd been undergoing tests for.

Gage tweeted on Tuesday that he's "doing great and in great spirits."

Following a hit by by Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson, Gage remained on the field, having sustained a blow to his neck and jaw area. Gage could be seen moving his leg and Bowles said after the game he was moving his fingers, as well.

The fifth-year wideout was immobilized and carted off the field before he was transported to a local hospital. Players from the Buccaneers and Cowboys gathered around as Gage was attended to.

The injury occurred on a second-and-10 play with 2:55 remaining in the game when Tom Brady targeted Gage on an incompletion.

The 26-year-old Gage was an Atlanta Falcons sixth-round draft choice out of LSU in 2018. He played four years in Atlanta before signing with Tampa Bay ahead of the 2022 campaign. Gage had two catches for 10 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-14 loss.

Bowles said after the game on Monday that Gage had suffered a concussion and was undergoing tests for a potential neck injury.

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