Vikings' Sendejo lands one-game suspension for hit against Ravens

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 1: Anthony Barr #55, Andrew Sendejo #34, and Eric Kendricks #54 of the Minnesota Vikings join their teammates in linking arms before the game against the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

A bruising first quarter hit during Sunday's game landed Vikings' safety Andrew Sendejo with a one-game suspension, the league announced Monday.

Ravens' wide receiver Mike Wallace underwent concussion protocol after he was hit by Sendejo, walking off the field on his own after getting up slowly. At the time he was being brought down by cornerback Xavier Rhodes, and fumbled the ball when hit by Sendejo.

In a letter to Sendejo, Vice President of Football Operations for the NFL Jon Runyan said the hit was "flagrant" and that it could have been avoided. Officially, Sendejo was suspended for "unnecessary roughness."

He has three days to appeal the decision.