Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson is reportedly already at home recovering after walking out hospital Monday night following a sickening collision.
Jackson’s head and neck bent back in a scary collision with a teammate during the Bills’ 41-7 victory over Tennessee Titans.
But he had already arrived home Tuesday after being released from hospital, even walking out himself, according to Mike Garafolo.
Speaking on the NFL Network, Garafolo said: ‘Dane Jackson I am told, already home. He has been released from the hospital. In fact, he walked out of the hospital. And all indications are that he has avoided a major injury.
‘Sean McDermott will speak to the media later this afternoon but that update I just received, excellent, excellent news for Dane Jackson.’
Following the worrying collision, an ambulance promptly arrived on the field before he was driven away to Ernie County Medical Center in Buffalo.
Shortly after the incident, the Bills confirmed Jackson had full movement in his limbs and was getting a CT scan and an X-ray at Erie County Medical Center.
Jackson was hurt on a second-down play with 0:45 left in the first half against the Tennessee Titans after tackling receiver Treylon Burks from behind.
Coach Sean McDermott gave an update on Jackson following the Monday night game, he said: ‘Dane Jackson has full movement in his extremities, which is good, but we are still awaiting more updates.
‘I was able to see him in the ambulance at halftime and we are all sending our prayers to him.’
Safety Damar Hamlin added: ‘Dane is my brother, so being in that moment and seeing something like that, it’s a deep hit.
‘We go way back. Even Rashad Weaver on the other sideline, he went to Pitt with us. He probably felt something like that, too. I’m hoping for the best. I’m praying for the best. I know he’ll be OK if he told me he’s OK.’
As Jackson lay on Burks’ back, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds dived in late and struck his teammate directly in the helmet as Jackson’s neck and head were sickeningly bent backward.
The Bills player’s head was pushed by Titans running back, Hassan Haskins, as he attempted to move Jackson out of the way of his teammate.
Trainers rushed to Jackson’s aid before he was put on a stretcher and into the ambulance.
Teammates surrounded the 25-year-old until he was taken off the field as play was delayed for around 10 minutes.
As the Pennsylvania native left the field, Buffalo led 17-7 over their AFC South opponents. His team went on to win 41-7.
Jackson, in this third-year as an NFL player, was starting in place of the injured Tre’Davious White, who is currently rehabbing a left knee injury.
Jackson was the 239th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and played college football for ACC school, Pittsburgh.