terrifying hit against the Cowboys sent Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage to the hospital with head and neck injuries.

Late in the fourth quarter, a head injury to Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage required him to be carried off the field on a stretcher.

At the 7-yard line for Dallas, Gage attempted a sliding catch but was tackled.

Gage looked to attempt to rise up after the strike, but he was unable to do so and slumped to the ground.

Both teams came off the sidelines to surround Gage as medical personnel examined him.

Tom Brady, the Bucs' quarterback, attempted a pass over the middle to Gage with less than three minutes remaining in the contest. The throw fell short.

Reporters were informed by coach Todd Bowles that he had been sent to a nearby hospital for possible neck injuries.