Baltimore Ravens receiver and former Pro Bowler Mike Wallace took a vicious hit against the Minnesota Vikings and he was knocked out the game before the second quarter even started. Now, Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo has been suspended one game.
Here’s a statement from the league:
“The violation was flagrant and warrants a suspension because it could have been avoided, was violently directed at the head and neck area and unreasonably placed both you and an opposing player at risk of serious injury.”
That hit put Wallace in concussion protocol.
Wallace eventually walked off the field, but was not allowed back in the game despite him trying to return. Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was the one who hit Wallace on the catch and was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
Wallace was named a Pro Bowler in 2011 when he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played there from 2009 to 2012 and then played with the Dolphins for two seasons before joining the Vikings in 2015 and then joining the Ravens the next year, where he’s been since. He has over 500 receptions and over 7,500 receiving yards in his career.