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Calvin Pryor suffers head injury at Jets practice

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The Jets hope first-round pick Calvin Pryor can become a fixture at safety after years of a revolving door at the position, but he’ll need to recover from a head injury first.

Pryor got hurt during a special teams portion of Saturday’s practice when he was involved in a collision while serving as the personal protector for the punter. Coach Rex Ryan said after the practice that the team didn’t know the severity of the injury.

“You know the new protocol is that if we know there is a concussion, you guys will know about it immediately,” Ryan said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “So don’t think we’re covering something up. As of right now, we don’t know if it’s a concussion or not. But it was a head injury, and obviously, when those things happen, you’re always going to side on being cautious. So that’s what we’re doing. Whether it’s a concussion or not, I’m not sure. We’ll see how that progresses.”

Pryor tweeted later in the day that he was fine, although the team should still proceed cautiously to be sure that Pryor actually is fine and that they aren’t taking any undue risks with his health when they put him back on the field.

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6 Responses to “Calvin Pryor suffers head injury at Jets practice”
  1. ejm845 says: Jul 27, 2014 8:46 AM

    They should check Rex for a head injury

  2. 6ball says: Jul 27, 2014 9:02 AM

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    Very Amendola – like.
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  3. GenXJay says: Jul 27, 2014 9:07 AM

    Dang it.
    He was the best self-proclaimed safety in the league too.

  4. 700levelvet says: Jul 27, 2014 9:09 AM

    The Jets issued the following memo after he tweeted he was ok…
    From the office of the New York Jets.. National Football League…
    Owner Woody Johnson-I’m the best owner in the league.
    GM John Idzik-I’m the best GM in the league.
    Met life stadium- I’m the best stadium ever.
    Big Rube parking lot attendant- I’m the best at putting people between the white lines.
    Geno Smiths uncle- I’m the best uncle in the entire NFL.
    Abraham from Queens- I’m the best concession stand employee
    Billy- hands down I’m the best ball this world has ever seen.
    And finally from the NJ Turnpike – I’m the best road you could ever take to a stadium.
    Hopefully this clears thing up and we can all bask in the glory…

  5. terminalmancer says: Jul 27, 2014 9:26 AM

    Well, that’s not good. Wasn’t that the big concern with him vs. Clinton-Dix? Hope he gets better soon. Concussions suck and rookies need the practice time.

    As a Packers fan, this makes me happier the Jets got this guy and we got Ha-Ha.

  6. iamdinguskhan says: Jul 27, 2014 11:26 AM

    He sustained a head injury before training camp began…evidence…calling out Tom Brady before you ever taking a NFL snap

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