FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets had a scary and somber end to practice on Tuesday as backup offensive lineman Cameron Clark suffered a neck injury and had to be taken to an area hospital for further evaluation.
Clark, a fourth-round pick in last year’s draft, was injured in one of the final sessions of 11-on-11 team drills. He lay on the grass motionless as medical personnel ran to him. Clark, 23, was eventually placed on a back board and carted off the field and brought to an ambulance.
Clark was taken to Morristown Medical Center and was diagnosed with a spinal cord contusion. He is expected to make a full recovery and will remain in the hospital overnight for observation.
Jets coach Robert Saleh said he didn’t see how Clark was hurt. There was one more session left in practice, but Saleh decided to end it when Clark got hurt.
"I cut it," Saleh said. "There was no point."
Players watched in silence as medical personnel tended to Clark and then took him to the waiting ambulance on the side of the field.
"Man, it’s scary," rookie quarterback Zach Wilson said. "I don’t know how serious it is. But you just feel for the dude. You take every day and you approach every play kind of like it could be your last . . . It’s just a scary situation when someone gets carted off the field. You just pray he’s going to be all right."
Clark was selected with the No. 129 pick out of Charlotte last year. He has yet to appear in an NFL game.