Cameron Clark suffered a neck injury at the NY Jets' training camp practice.
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Cameron Clark suffers serious injury

The New York Jets ended Tuesday’s training camp practice session early due to a scary injury suffered by offensive lineman Cameron Clark.

Clark was motionless on the ground at the conclusion of a play. Head coach Robert Saleh later said that Clark had “some” movement in his extremities, which was at least a hopeful sign in an otherwise scary situation.

The second-year pro was eventually surrounded by teammates until medical personnel arrived. Clark was placed on a spine board and taken into an ambulance.

Practice abruptly ended shortly thereafter, and Saleh has since confirmed that Clark does indeed have a neck injury. Further updates have yet to be released.

Saleh said he is remaining optimistic that the news will turn out positively for Clark but continued to reiterate that he does not yet have any further details and will provide updates when they become available.

Clark is a North Carolina native who played five seasons of college ball at Charlotte. During his time there, he broke the school’s record for the most games played in the school’s history (49). He was also selected to the First-Team All-Conference USA roster after his final season at the school.

The Jets selected Clark in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft as the 129th overall selection. After going on injured reserve to start his rookie season, Clark would return to the team in October but did not play in any games throughout the year.

Clark has oozing potential that excites fans and coaching staff alike. Making the transition from a college tackle to an NFL guard, Clark has been spotted playing right guard with the second-team offensive line.

He has a chance to become a solid depth piece on an offensive line that is slowly turning the corner in production and talent.

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Thomas Christopher has been covering the Jets since 2018. He is an avid sports fan, mixed martial artist, fantasy football player and Rex Ryan stan. He's also one of Jets X-Factor's breaking news writers. Email: tpascar[at]
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2 years ago
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Jets issued a statement, spinal cord bruise , expect full recovery