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Aaron Williams released from hospital after Bills-Patriots neck injury

The Buffalo Bills safety was immobilized and taken off in an ambulance, but was later released from the hospital after passing a battery of tests.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Update: After being removed from the field by an ambulance in the third quarter on Sunday, Bills safety Aaron Williams has full movement in all of his extremities, and has been released from the hospital after passing a battery of tests. Whew.

Original story: There was a scary moment during the Buffalo Bills game this afternoon. With a few minutes remaining in the third quarter, starting safety Aaron Williams was taken off the field in an ambulance after suffering what the team called a neck injury. He was transported to a local hospital according to the CBS broadcast.

Williams dove in an attempt to stop a touchdown score from New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. He landed on top of Edelman and immediately looked like he was in pain. He took off his helmet and CBS cameras were able to get a close look at him talking to trainers. It was not immediately apparent that it was a serious injury.

Williams was replaced in the lineup by Bacarri Rambo. Obviously, we wish Williams the best in his recovery.