Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips out of hospital after hard hit

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DENVER -- Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was released from an area hospital Sunday night after being hit by a San Diego Chargers player during Sunday's game.

The Broncos said about 6:30 p.m. that Phillips was given the all-clear by doctors and is expected back at work Monday.

Phillips, 69, was hit on the sideline with just more than nine minutes to play in the second quarter.

Cornerback Bradley Roby intercepted a pass and was returning it for a touchdown. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was trying to stop Roby when he was pushed into the sideline and slammed into Phillips.

Phillips was knocked onto his back and hit his head on the ground, according to the Broncos.

A team of medical professionals examined Phillips on the sideline for about 10 minutes and several players took a knee nearby.

Phillips was taken off the field in a cart. His arms were strapped down but he pointed one finger toward the sky as he was wheeled away.

"After being injured in sideline collision, Wade Phillips was taken to hospital for evaluation. He's alert & has movement in all extremities," the Broncos said.

After the Broncos won the game, 27-19, the team tweeted, "[Phillips] is doing great. … He’s upbeat, watched the game. All indications are that he will be back quickly."

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