Just about a minute remained before halftime when the Buffalo Bills’ game against the Tennessee Titans was suspended because cornerback Dane Jackson seemed to have a very serious injury. Jackson was unconscious after the collision for one whole minute, and the authorities had to call 911 for the emergency.
According to the franchise, Jackson was rushed to a nearby hospital immediately, where he was under observation and went through a few diagnoses. He underwent a CT scan and an X-ray at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and had complete mobility in his extremities.
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“Still awaiting word and obviously praying for Dane and all of [the Bills’ injured players],” coach Sean McDermott said after the game. “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.”
With less than a minute left in the first half, Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds was making a second-down stop on Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks when the unintentional collision happened. As soon as Jackson’s head made contact with Edmunds’ helmet, it seemed to snap back. All of the athletes present on the field and fans who witnessed the event live were devastated.
“Definitely a tough play. Just kind of saw the receiver still up, just trying to finish the play,” Edmunds said. “A situation that obviously, I didn’t do intentionally. I would never try to do something like that to my teammate, but like I said … the receiver was still up, I was just trying to finish him to the ground and unfortunately, I end up hitting Dane.”
The 25-year-old started the season in replacement of Tre’Davious White, who is currently injured. He had three tackles on Monday and last week he got an interception in the Bills’ victory against the Los Angeles Rams. The two new signees Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam took over after Jackson was wounded.