Louisville fan favorite Lorenzo Mauldin made his rookie debut for the New York Jets on Sunday.  LOZO got a sack on former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel forcing a fumble.  During the scrum for the football, several players from both teams made contact with Lorenzo in his head and neck area.

Mauldin was able to stand before collapsing and falling.  Medical personnel strapped Lorenzo to a spinal board and transported to Mt. Sinai hospital via ambulance.

Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles expressed concern and said that there was ‘very little movement’ from Mauldin and that he was ‘very concerned’ about it.

5:25 p.m. Kimberly Martin of Newsday Sports spoke with Calvin Pryor: “He had his eyes closed. Very little movement…I’m just praying all is well with him.”

5:43 Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News also spoke with Calvin: “He was breathing and had a pulse, but he wasn’t really responding. He had his eyes closed.”

7:03 Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports: Jets rookie OLB Lorenzo Mauldin is awake & has feeling in all his extremities, I’m told. Will stay in hospital overnight.

7:13 Randy Lange of NewYorkJets.com reports that Lorenzo has a concussion and no neck or spinal cord injury.

That is great news regarding Mauldin.

TheCrunchZone.com will continue to provide updates here as they become available.

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