Amani Oruwariye, a cornerback who is a member of the New York Giants’ practice squad, was reportedly carted off the practice field on a backboard Wednesday and taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Reporters at the scene said that Oruwariye was moving his arms as he was taken away. The ambulance he was placed in left the facility with its lights flashing.
The Giants were apparently working on kickoff drills when Oruwariye was involved in a collision. He was down for several minutes before being taken off the field.
Here is the Giants’ statement on Oruwariye, who appears to be OK:
Amani Oruwariye, a defensive back on the practice squad, suffered a neck injury during practice today.
He had movement in all his extremities and was taken to Hackensack Medical Center for further evaluation. The results of the evaluation and testing were negative, and Oruwariye was cleared to return to the team’s facility.
Oruwariye took to social media to confirm that he is OK.
All good over here, god is good— Amani Oruwariye (@AmaniO) September 13, 2023
Oruwariye, 27, is in his fifth NFL season. He spent four years with the Detroit Lions and played in 53 games with 36 starts before joining the Giants as a free agent this offseason. He was cut at the end of the preseason and re-signed to the practice squad.
— Information from several media members at the sceve, including Pat Leonard, Jordan Ranaan, Charlotte Caroll, Dan Duggan, and Pat Traina, has been used in this report.