This past Friday, New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders was involved in a single-car automobile accident while headed to practice in Florham Park and as a result, was unable to play in Saturday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Saunders was kept in a medical facility in New Jersey overnight on Sunday and was able to return to the team's practice facility on Monday to work with the trainers to determine the extent of his injuries, which have yet to be revealed to the public.
In the incident report from police in Florham Park, it was determined that Saunders had a "medical event" at the time of his accident, which was a little bit before 8 a.m.
“Vehicle One was at the intersection of Park Avenue and Florham Park Road in the left turn lane. As Vehicle One began to turn left the driver experienced a medical event. Vehicle One did not make a full turn and proceeded on an angle across the north lanes of Park Avenue, striking the curb. After striking the curb Vehicle One continued forward leaving the roadway and coming to a rest in high grass.’’
It's not clear if Saunders had a seizure of some kind or if the medical event was a heart attack or anything else that would cause a car accident, but it sounds like Saunders is very fortunate that he didn't get seriously injured or worse from the events of Friday and was able to return to the Jets this week with his health still in tact.
It's unclear if Saunders will be ready to go for their next preseason game this Saturday against the New York Giants.
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