GREEN BAY — The NFL on Tuesday cut Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan's suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams from two games to one.
Adams was knocked out by Trevathan’s helmet-to-helmet hit during the second half and spent Thursday night at a local hospital. He tweeted Friday that he was at home and "feeling great."
NFL appeals official Derrick Brooks, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker, made the decision to reduce Trevathan’s suspension to only one game.
Trevathan was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty following Adams' 8-yard catch but was not ejected. He is eligible to return following Chicago's game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.
Adams was placed in the NFL concussion protocol after being released from the hospital, but that doesn’t mean he’ll miss Sunday’s game at Dallas. Last year, Adams suffered a concussion against the Cowboys on Oct. 16 but was cleared in time for the team’s game against the Bears four days later.
Trevathan, who will lose $117,647 of his salary, said Thursday night after the Bears' 35-14 loss to the Packers that the hit not intentional.
"I was just trying to make a play," Trevathan said. "It wasn't intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he wound up hurt. I'm sorry about that."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.