The rookie wide receiver took a hit from a Jaguars linebacker and stumbled onto the ground on his chest. After being attended to by medical personnel, Davis had to be carted off the field. The contest was then suspended, with the Dolphins and Jacksonville mutually agreeing to not finish the remaining 8:32 left in the fourth period.
Daewood Davis went down with the injury 😬
The game between Jaguars-Dolphins was suspended
— Ahn Fire Digital (@AhnFireDigital) August 27, 2023
Fans eagerly awaited updates on the 24-year-old’s status and should be relieved after the team announced his release from Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.
Dolphins WR Daewood Davis has been released from the hospital. He will travel home to Miami today with team personnel.
Davis has been trying to prove he deserves a spot on the Dolphins’ roster after going undrafted in the 2023 draft. He played in college for Western Kentucky University, where he totaled 80 receptions for 1,318 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons. He appeared in all three preseason games for Miami.
With the preseason behind them, the Dolphins will turn their attention to preparing for the regular season, which they will open against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 10. Hopefully, the team won’t have to deal with any more injuries.
Saturday wasn’t the first time the squad saw a player get taken off the field in a similar manner this August.
In Miami’s preseason contest against the Houston Texans, rookie running back De’Von Achane suffered a shoulder injury that also required him to ride a cart off the field. Coach Mike McDaniel later offered a fortunate update about Achane.
Miami will likely need as many healthy bodies as possible in order to improve on its results in the 2022 season. The last campaign saw the team make it back to the postseason after a lengthy absence. However, it was eliminated early by the Buffalo Bills. Only time will tell if McDaniel can do better in his second year coaching the Dolphins.