The NFL reduced Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis' suspension from two games to one for his blindside block that put Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams in concussion protocol.
Davis delivered the block against Adams during an interception return in the third quarter of the Panthers' 31-24 win on Sunday.
On Tuesday, the league confirmed Davis will miss the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday but will be able to return for a key matchup against the Atlanta Falcons on December 31 which could decide the winner of the NFC South.
Davis issued an apology for the hit after Adams accused the veteran linebacker of headhunting.
"I understand your frustration and I do apologise for the hit! In no way was I trying to hurt you," Davis tweeted.
"My first instinct was turn and make a block. In all sincerity I do apologise. I truly respect you as a player and I made a mistake!"