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Dolphins WR Daewood Davis carted off with injury; Miami-Jacksonville game ends early

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Daewood Davis was immobilized and carted off the field following a collision in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Dolphins-Jacksonville Jaguars preseason finale, which did not resume and ended with 8:32 remaining.

Davis was conscious and had movement in all his extremities, the Dolphins announced. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville for further evaluation.

Davis was later released from the hospital and will travel home with team personnel, the Dolphins announced Sunday morning.

Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel and Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson convened at midfield with officials and they were later joined by the Jaguars' Brandon McManus and the Dolphins' Christian Wilkins -- both NFL Players Association player reps for their respective squads -- to discuss the options for the game. After a few minutes, it was mutually agreed to suspend the game. The Jaguars were in the lead, 31-18, when the game was called.

"The two teams agreed that football shouldn't be played anymore tonight," McDaniel said after the game, via The Associated Press. "Without a shadow of a doubt it was the right call."

Davis was injured after sustaining a hit from Jaguars linebacker Dequan Jackson as the wideout was attempting to catch a pass from James Blackman. Jackson appeared to make helmet-to-helmet contact with Davis, which drew an unnecessary roughness flag after the play.

Davis laid motionless on the field after the play and was soon surrounded by players and coaches from both sidelines. Medical personnel immobilized Davis before placing him on a stretcher and transporting him from the field on a cart.

Davis, 24, was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky, where he was named to the Conference-USA honorable mention team in 2022.

It's the second preseason game to be suspended in 2023 due to an injury. Last week's Patriots-Packers preseason game was suspended following an injury to Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden, who has since been released from the hospital and is back with the team.

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