A scary moment occurred in the New York Jets 31-10 victory on Sunday as rookie linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin went down hard to the turf.

By Robby Sabo

1authorrob3 - New York Jets Rookie Lorenzo Mauldin Has Concussion, Neck OKAfter a shaky start to the 2015 NFL season the New York Jets took care of the business at hand. Not even so-called magic from Johnny Manziel could help the Cleveland Browns during Sunday’s opener.

Perhaps there were only two Jets who didn’t enjoy today. One was Antonio Cromartie, who’ll go for an MRI on that injured knee. The other is third-round rookie linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin.

Mauldin, as he converged on Manziel in the second-half of the Jets 31-10 win, fell to the ground in a very scary way after getting up. He was forced to leave the game on a spinal board and was sent to the hospital for further evaluation.

His teammates understood the gravity of the situation.

Via Rich Cimini of ESPN:

“I was really scared,” wide receiver Brandon Marshall said. “I saw him get up and try to take a couple of steps and he just collapsed right in front of me. It was scary.”

The final word on Mauldin is a concussion only. There is no neck injury and he does have feeling in all of his extremities.

The reason for the heavy concern on the field was because Mauldin was unconscious.

Mauldin missed the final three preseason games with a sprained knee. The Jets were looking forward to see what he can contribute as a situational pass rusher.

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