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DENVER (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Broncos defensive coordinator and former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips was carted off the field on a backboard after being upended by a San Diego player who was blocked into the Denver sideline.

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Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was blocked into the sideline while trying to catch Bradley Roby during an interception return. Gordon upended Phillips, and the back of the 69-year-old coach’s head slammed against the ground.

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Players surrounded Phillips, and after about five minutes, he was secured to a backboard, then carted off the field. He pointed his index finger in the air as he was being driven to the locker room.

Denver Broncos Vice President of Public Relations Patrick Smyth tweeted that Phillips is alert and has movement in all extremities.

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