Bills CB Jackson (neck) hospitalized after collision
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Dane Jackson is being evaluated for a neck injury at a local hospital following a scary collision with a teammate during Monday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
Jackson has full movement in his extremities, according to the team, and will be undergoing a CT scan and an X-ray at Erie County Medical Center.
The inadvertent collision occurred while Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds while making a second-down tackle on Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks with less than a minute remaining in the first half. Jackson’s head appeared to snap back after making contact with Edmund’s helmet.
Trainers immediately came to Jackson’s attention, and he was placed onto a stretcher and taken through the stadium tunnel in an ambulance.
The game was delayed for nearly 10 minutes as team doctors attended to Jackson, who was moving his legs. He was then placed onto a stretcher and taken through the stadium tunnel in an ambulance.
While athletic trainers tended to Jackson, including removing the facemask from his helmet, his teammates surrounded him with Edmunds remaining nearby almost the entire time.
Jackson, a third-year player who began the season starting in place of an injured Tre’Davious White, had three tackles Monday and last week recorded an interception in the Bills’ win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Following Jackson’s injury, rookies Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam took over in his place. The rookies had been rotating opposite Jackson to start the season.
Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.
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