Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman left Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field and was placed in the league-mandated concussion protocol, coach Sean McDermott said after the Bills' 13-7 overtime win.
Peterman was hurt with 4:59 remaining in the third quarter when he was hit by Colts defenders Johnathan Hankins and Antonio Morrison at the end of a 2-yard scramble. After being evaluated in the medical tent on the Bills' sideline, he walked to the locker room under his own power. The team announced a short time later that Peterman was being evaluated for a head injury.
With Tyrod Taylor inactive for the game because of a knee injury, the Bills turned to Joe Webb at quarterback.
"We're down to our third-string quarterback. What a gutsy performance by Joe Webb," McDermott said.
As Webb took the podium after the game, he joked it was the last place he thought he would be when he woke up.
Peterman was 5-for-10 for 57 yards and a touchdown to Kelvin Benjamin at the end of the first half. He also had four carries for 10 yards.
Offensive tackle Jordan Mills was injured on the same play, but later returned to the game.
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was still being evaluated after an knee injury late in the game. He was playing for the first time since injuring the knee against the Chargers.