For the second time in seven days, an NFL preseason recreation was suspended because of a participant damage.
On Saturday, it was a recreation between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars that obtained known as within the fourth quarter. Dolphins rookie broad receiver Daewood Davis sustained the damage on a catch try with 8:32 remaining within the fourth quarters. You may see the play here.
Davis was faraway from the sport on a stretcher, with members of each groups surrounding him whereas trainers attended to him.
It is unclear precisely what sort of damage Davis sustained, however the Dolphins mentioned he was conscious with movement in all extremities whereas asserting he was taken to Baptist Medical Heart Jacksonville.
The scenario was just like what occurred in a recreation between the New England Patriots and Inexperienced Bay Packers final weekend, with Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden leaving in a stretcher after a tough hit to the helmet. When you rely Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest that ended a daily season recreation between the Buffalo Payments and Cincinnati Bengals in January, the identical factor has occurred thrice within the NFL this 12 months alone.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel was visibly emotional after the sport, praising Davis’ character:
“He is an incredible spirit, firstly … He did a rookie occasion, he sang a bit of tune, informed a narrative, and you could possibly see the remainder of the offense from that time on — he is magnetic, he is obtained a cool persona to him and guys actually noticed that from then on. The receivers already knew it. He is a man his teammates actually root for. That tells you every little thing a couple of human being.
“He is a preferred man amongst our crew due to how he works. I had such a pleasure in his growth course of and was excited for a pair alternatives he was going to get. Greater than something, we’re hoping for a full restoration and have had some excellent news.”
McDaniel also said suspending the sport was the appropriate choice “with no shadow of a doubt” and mentioned “our guys are hurting however relieved.”
Davis is a rookie who went undrafted out of Western Kentucky within the 2023 NFL Draft. He had 37 catches, 555 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in 2022 with the Hilltoppers.