Former Oregon WR released from hospital after injury scare in preseason game
Former Oregon wide receiver Daewood Davis has been released from the hospital and will travel home to Miami, as the Miami Dolphins announced in a statement on Sunday.
Davis was taken to a Jacksonville hospital after he was carted off the field during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s contest between the Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars in a very concerning situation after he took a hard hit from Jaguars defender Dequan Jackson while trying to reel in a pass from James Blackman. Jackson was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play.
Davis remained motionless on the field after he was tackled, immobilized and carted off of the field before being taken to the hospital.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel and Jaguars coach Doug Pederson agreed at that point to stop the game with over 8 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
“The emotional roller coaster was real just because there was a lot of guys in the game, including himself, that people, really his teammates, were pumped for — to be in the game and get opportunities to make plays,” McDaniel told reporters after the game. “And there’s not really a playbook for things of that nature. You could see in the collective faces of both teams their mind wasn’t on playing football at all. So (I) thought it was inappropriate to play football.”
The Dolphins return to action next Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT against the Los Angeles Chargers on the road.
Davis began his college career at Oregon in 2017. He played wide receiver and cornerback during his 4 seasons with the Ducks. Former Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal called Davis, “the most unselfish guy I’ve ever coached.”
Davis transferred to Western Kentucky for the final 2 seasons of his career. He was a 2022 Conference USA Honorable Mention as a super senior using his COVID-19 waiver.
Dolphins WR Daewood Davis has been released from the hospital. He will travel home to Miami today with team personnel.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 27, 2023
A very scary scene. pic.twitter.com/FDVSTeFlXI
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 27, 2023