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Bills’ Dane Jackson Taken to Hospital Following Collision with Teammate



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Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to the hospital and evaluated for a neck injury following a scary collision with a teammate during Buffalo’s 41-7 trouncing of the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.

According to ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg, Jackson has full movement in his extremities, according to the Bills, and was getting a CT scan and an X-ray at Erie County Medical Center.

The injury occurred when Jackson collided with Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds who was making a tackle on Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks with less than a minute remaining in the first half.

“Still awaiting word and obviously praying for Dane and all of [the Bills’ injured players],” Bills head coach Sean McDermott said following 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.”

“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.”

“Just to see him moving, just to see him give a thumbs-up on the way out — obviously, that helped a lot of us. … It eased a lot of our minds,” Edmunds said.

“It felt terrible. It felt like one of my brothers was down,” Bills safety Damar Hamlin, a close friend of Jackson’s, said. “And with the severity of how it happened, it just made it even more extreme. ‘Cause it didn’t seem like just [a] regular injury. But once I talked to him, once he told me he was good on the field — we got that kind of bond where he’s going to let me know if something up, so, I’m praying for him, and I know he’ll be OK.”

Injuries mounted for the Bills with safety Micah Hyde ruled out late in the third quarter after suffering a neck injury. Hyde eventually was taken to the locker room on the back of a cart.

“It was kind of a weird game, wasn’t it,” Bills safety Jordan Poyer said. “I texted Micah, he said he’s all right. Dane said he was all right, too. Just praying for those guys.”

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