Monday September 14th, 2015

New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has been released from the hospital, the team announced Monday. 

Mauldin was diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday, after it was initially believed that he may have suffered a neck injury. The rookie went down while making a tackle in the third quarter of the Jets' game against the Browns after it appeared that a teammate made contact with the side of Mauldin's helmet. 

Mauldin barely moved on the ground for several minutes before he was taken off the field on a stretcher. 

After being released from the hospital, Mauldin thanked fans for their support in a tweet and said that he is ‘perfectly fine.’

The Jets won their opening game of the season 31-10 against the Browns. 

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