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Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips appears to have avoided a serious injury after a sideline collision sent him to the hospital on Sunday.

The long-time coordinator and former head coach is expected back at work on Monday after being released from hospital, the team announced.

Phillips was knocked to the ground by San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and taken to hospital after medical staff stabilized his head and neck.

“All indications are that Wade is doing great and will be back quickly,” head coach Gary Kubiak said following the game, according to Around the NFL.

Kubiak also shot down an erroneous report that Phillips suffered a broken leg, echoing what the Broncos organization said earlier.

It’s good news for everyone involved, as Phillips is a respected member of the NFL community and a favorite of his defensive players.

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