During the pre-season game between the Buccaneers and Jets, quarterback John Wolford suffered a neck injury that necessitated his removal from the field on a stretcher.
He was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
The injury occurred when Jets defender Jayln Holmes sacked Wolford, resulting in a significant impact to his neck. Prior to the injury, Wolford had been performing well, completing all four of his pass attempts for a total of 57 yards.
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Todd Bowles, the head coach of the Tampa Bay team, provided an update on Wolford’s condition, expressing a cautiously optimistic outlook. Bowles revealed that Wolford regained movement in his arm, which had initially become numb. Bowles stated that Wolford seems to be okay.
Wolford had recently joined the Buccaneers during the off-season after playing with the Rams, and he hopes to secure a position as the third-string quarterback behind Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask.
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