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Former Pitt Star Dane Jackson Suffers Scary Hit on Monday Night Football



Pitt defensive back Dane Jackson.

Dane Jackson, a Coraopolis native and Pitt star, emerged early this season as a potential breakout star on the Buffalo Bills defense.

He broke out with five tackles (four solo), an interception and a pass breakup against Los Angeles in the Bills’ first game of the season, and he was on his way to another strong showing with three tackles (two solo) and a pass breakup against the Tennessee Titans Monday. Unfortunately, his performance was cut short Monday night.

Jackson suffered a neck injury and was carted off the field and directly into an ambulance after taking an inadvertent hit to the head and neck area from teammate Tremaine Edmunds late in the second quarter of tonight’s Monday Night Football game.

The Buffalo Bills PR has since reported that Jackson was taken to the Erie County Medical Center to be evaluated for a neck injury. He showed full movement in his extremities, but he was still to go undergo a CT scan and x-ray.

It remains to be seen the exact extent of Jackson’s injury, but with Jackson having movement in his extremities, there’s hope that he’s avoided a serious, career-altering injury.

Buffalo won the Monday night contest against Tennessee 41-7.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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