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:
Taiwan Jones takes nasty hit to the head WITHOUT HIS HELMET. pic.twitter.com/1PtiNQw0Z7— Colton Streib (@StreibColton) September 16, 2018
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.