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Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones exits with head injury

The special teams gunner was hurt on a wild play in the third quarter

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills nearly fumbled away a comeback opportunity in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers. However, Taiwan Jones recovered the ball, and took a shot to the head in the process.

Jones lost his helmet while trying to recover Marcus Murphy’s fumbled punt, and he took a helmet to the forehead while in his own end zone. Jones’ sweatband was covered in blood while he was helped off the field.

The Chargers were assessed a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness on the play, and since the ball was recovered in a “kicking state,” Buffalo kept the ball.

Here is the video of the play:

The play took place in the beginning of the third quarter. Buffalo had just scored its first touchdown of the year, a plunge from Chris Ivory, and followed it up with a defensive stop. Punt returner Marcus Murphy should have called for a fair catch on the punt, but he didn’t, and the ensuing hit caused the fumble that Jones recovered.

We will update you on Jones’ status when we hear more.