A frightening scene involving offensive lineman Cam Clark is what concluded the Jets’ Tuesday training camp practice.
Not the way you want to see practice end…at all.
It was because of a neck injury.
Subsequently, practice concluded, the stretcher came out, and the ambulance arrived.
The player was Cam Clark, a second-year NFLer who was drafted in the fourth round out of Charlotte in 2020.
Afterward, Robert Saleh spoke on the frightening scene but refrained from providing too many details. The rookie head coach did, however, reveal there was “some” movement in Clark’s extremities.
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Overall, Saleh tried to remain positive in regard to the entire scenario.
“I’m an optimist,” he said. “God willing, everything’s going to be just fine. But, like I said, we’ll wait for the evaluation…I thought our doctors were all available and thought they tended to him pretty quickly and did a really nice job. And now we wait.”
“Football goes away at that moment. And it’s about the person, his family, his mom, and everyone in his life. That’s what takes precedence at that moment. Football kind of goes away,” Saleh added.
The Jets will obviously be monitoring this situation moving forward.
Clark was working to be a reserve offensive lineman on the final roster, which will be constructed for the regular season following the training camp and preseason periods. He didn’t take part in a single regular-season snap during his rookie campaign.
The Jets were certainly intrigued by what Clark was able to accomplish at the collegiate level. For the 2019 season, the current 23-year-old earned first-team All-Conference USA honors.