Buffalo Bills CB Dane Jackson was taken to hospital with an alarming-looking neck injury after a collision with a teammate on Monday night. Buffalo’s continued their strong start to the season with a spectacular 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Dane suffered the neck injury late in the first half of the game and was taken to Erie County Medical Center and evaluated. The scary collision occurred while Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds was making a second-down tackle on Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks. Edmunds missed the target, and his helmet slammed into Jackson and sharply jerked back his head.
After this collision, Jackson was surrounded by concerned teammates and treated by medical staff. Later, he was placed on a stretcher, and an ambulance drove onto the field to take him to the hospital. This incident silenced the crowd at Buffalo’s home opener, and the fans were praying for Jackson in the stands.
According to the team, Jackson was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for evaluation, in which he got a CT scan and X-ray. Jackson has complete movement in his extremities in positive sign.
Buffalo’s coach Sean McDermott said, “I still awaiting word and praying for Dane and all of [the Buffalo’s injured players].” “You go from the real part of it here; you go from being a coach to just being a human when I’m out there watching him getting loaded into the ambulance. That’s a real moment.”
Tremaine Edmunds said, “Definitely a tough play for us. I saw the receiver still up, just trying to finish the play,” “A situation that obviously, I didn’t do purposely. I would never attempt to do something like that to my teammate, but as I said, the receiver was still up, I was trying to finish him to the ground, but unfortunately, I end up hitting Dane.”
The game was postponed for nearly 10 minutes as team trainers attended to Jackson, but later, Buffalo Bills took a spectacular victory of 41-7 over the Tennessee Titans.