Bucs’ Hilliard, Seahawks’ Tatupu hurt on same play

A second-quarter play in the Buccaneers-Seahawks game saw Tampa Bay receiver Ike Hilliard and Seattle LB Lofa Tatupu leave with concussions following a three-player collision.

After being hit hard in the helmet and neck by Seattle LB Leroy Hill, Hilliard was on the ground for several minutes. He was able to walk to the cart after being attended to by medical personnel, but had to be driven off the field. Hilliard, who fumbled on the play, did not return.

Bucs coach Jon Gruden said Hilliard would be hospitalized for observation overnight.

Hill hit Hilliard so hard, the receiver’s helmet ricocheted back into Tatupu’s, which caused his concussion. He did not return in the Seahawks’ 20-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

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