Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson left Monday’s game against Tennessee Titans in an ambulance after a helmet-to-helmet collision.
Dane Jackson : Injury update | Condition | Kayak
Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson left tonight’s game against the Tennessee Titans after a scary collision.
Jackson was injured late in the first half when his head and neck snapped back after being hit by his teammate Tremaine Edmunds.
Edmunds came in as Jackson was finishing up a tackle and accidentally blasted his teammate.
Jackson was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher, but the Bills said the third-year pro has movement in all extremities and is undergoing tests.
This is tremendous news for anyone who was watching the game and tweeted out prayers and well-wishes to Jackson after he went down.
Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to hospital with an alarming-looking injury inflicted by a teammate as the Bills continued their strong start to the season with a dominant 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.
The team said that Jackson was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for a CT scan and X-ray and, in a positive sign, had “full movement in extremities”.
Jackson suffered the neck injury late in the first half of the Bills’ home game on Monday night. Jackson was lying on the ground with his head up as he tackled the Titans’ Treylon Burks when the 25-year-old’s teammate, Tremaine Edmunds, barrelled in, head first, and missed his intended target.
The 6ft 5in, 250lbs linebacker’s helmet slammed into Jackson’s and sharply jerked back his head.
Surrounded by concerned teammates as he was treated by medical staff, Jackson was placed on to a stretcher and an ambulance drove on to the field to take him to hospital.
Edmunds was able to continue. The incident silenced a boisterous crowd at the Bills’ home opener, with television cameras showing some fans praying in the stands.
Dane Jackson Condition
CB Dane Jackson has been taken to ECMC for evaluation of a neck injury. He will be getting a CT scan and an x-ray. Jackson has full movement in extremities.
Jackson had full movement in his limbs, but coach Sean McDermott didn’t have an update beyond that on the player’s condition following a 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.
McDermott said he has a brief chat with Jackson in the stadium tunnel before the ambulance left for the hospital.
“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,” McDermott said. “Just praying for him. It’s an unfortunate situation but we’re praying for him and hopefully we get some more (updates) here soon.”
Bills safety Jordan Poyer said Jackson informed him he was all right during a text exchange following the game.
Jackson was hurt late in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans. He tackled receiver Treylon Burks from behind following a 12-yard catch.
As Jackson lay on Burks’ back, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds dived in late and struck his teammate directly in the helmet. Jackson’s neck snapped back following the collision.
Dane Jackson knows whitewater. The freestyle kayaker grew up travelling the USA in an RV with his family, getting homeschooled by his mother and chasing kayaking competitions with his father, Eric Jackson, an Olympic paddler and founder of the company Jackson Kayaks.
Dane dominated nearly every junior world title early on in his career and by 2011 he’d started winning pro-level contests, including the Whitewater Grand Prix and the IFC Freestyle World Championships, distinguishing himself as more than just his father’s son.
The paddling prodigy has been featured in Kayak Session and Rapid Magazine, launched first descents of waterfalls in Mexico and beyond, and has racked up more than 80 first-place finishes in freestyle kayaking competitions.
The Tennessee native still travels eight months out of the year, attending events, clinics and living his passion.