During the third quarter, Mauldin sacked Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and forced a fumble. As he fell to the ground, it appeared another Jets defender made contact with Mauldin’s helmet.
He attempted to walk, according to the CBS broadcast, but fell back to the ground and had to be carted off the field. He was given an IV before being transported to a local hospital.
“I’m very concerned right now, not knowing anything,” head coach Todd Bowles said after the game, according to NJ.com. “When a guy gets carted off and they tape him down, you worry about him. Until you can find out what happened, I'm very worried about him.”
Mauldin, 22, was selected by the Jets in the third-round of the 2015 NFL draft. He made 36 tackles and forced one fumble last season for Louisville.
In April, SI's Robert Klemko profiled Mauldin’s long road to the NFL.
- Kenny Ducey