The cornerback was taken off the field in an ambulance during the Bills’ 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. He received a CT scan and an X-ray at the hospital and is undergoing further evaluation Tuesday.
Jackson was transported to Erie County Medical Center after teammate Tremaine Edmunds inadvertently made contact with Jackson’s head/neck area while trying to assist in tackling receiver Treylon Burks in the last minute of the second quarter.
“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.”
Edmunds noted that Jackson gave a thumbs-up before leaving the stadium.
The entire Bills team came off the sideline to check on Jackson as he was eventually placed on a stretcher and taken off the field. The game was paused for about 10 minutes while Jackson was tended to.
Coach Sean McDermott had a chance to speak with Jackson in the stadium tunnel at halftime before Jackson was taken to the hospital.
“It says a lot about the guys, how much they care about each other [that they came out onto the field],” McDermott said. “And the game is important and trying to win a game is important, but there’s bigger things, especially at that moment when your teammate’s down there and just trying to care for him everywhere we could.”
Jackson, a 2020 seventh-round pick out of the Pittsburgh, has been the Bills’ No. 1 cornerback while Tre’Davious White remains on the reserve/PUP list recovering from a torn ACL. Rookie cornerbacks Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam have been rotating opposite Jackson and both played when he exited the game.