The Buffalo Bills’ game against the Tennessee Titans was called off with approximately a minute left before halftime because cornerback Dane Jackson appeared to have suffered a significant injury. Jackson was unconscious for one minute following the crash, and officials had to call 911 for a medical emergency.
According to the franchise, Jackson was promptly brought to a local hospital, where he was evaluated and diagnosed. He had total mobility in his extremities after undergoing a CT scan and an X-ray at ECMC.
Tremaine Edmunds, a Bills linebacker, was making a second-down stop on Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks with less than a minute left in the first half when the inadvertent contact occurred. Jackson’s head seemed to snap back as soon as it made contact with Edmunds’ helmet. All of the participants on the field, as well as the spectators who witnessed the occurrence live, were disheartened.
The most devastating fact is that the unfortunate incident was televised live and the whole world witnessed. All the fans throughout the social media expressed their sorrow and wished Jackson a speedy recovery. That’s not all, his fellow teammates and coach are also praying for him.
On a serious note please pray for Bills DB Dane Jackson he had a terrible neck injury. I never wanna see players get seriously hurt or injured for the rest of there lives.
— Heat Watch (@theonegenoside) September 20, 2022
“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 his eye-popping performances, the 25-year-old sensation has already won the hearts of a slew of followers in his brief career. Fans were surprised to see their favorite player perform for them at first, but in an unfortunate turn of circumstances, he fell hard. When the enjoyment factor is removed, professional sports can be harsh as well sometimes.