Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan says that his brutal hit that caused Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams to leave the field on a stretcher back on September 28 was an accident, according to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
‘‘I told him I hope he’s good,’’ said Trevathan, who said he has spoken to Adams twice since the hit. ‘‘Hope you know I wasn’t trying to harm him. I was just trying to make a play.’’
Trevathan served a one-game suspension as a result of the hit and will return to the gridiron this weekend. Adams suffered a concussion, but fortunately, he did not miss any time and actually caught two touchdown passes during the Packers’ most recent win over the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.
‘‘He was real cool,’’ said Trevathan. ‘‘He plays football. He plays it hard, and he plays it good. Obviously, he played last week. He did good. He handled it well. We were good.’’
Originally, Trevathan was suspended for two games, but he appealed and got the original ban cut down to just a single game.
‘‘I just gotta be more careful with situations like that,’’ said the Bears linebacker. ‘‘But I can’t let that slow me down. I’ve been playing this game for a long time. I’ll be more careful with the rules that are in place. But I’m just trying to make a play and hustling to the ball.’’
The Bears will now take on the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.