Umpire injured during Patriots-Jaguars game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Umpire Garth DeFelice was hit in the neck by a pass during the Patriots game in Jacksonville. He was taken to Baptist Hospital for further examination.
DeFelice had X-rays at Alltel Stadium before being transported by ambulance to the hospital. An NFL official says DeFelice has a history of neck problems.
DeFelice was unable to get out of the way of Jaguars quarterback David Garrard's third-down pass over the middle in the second quarter. He dropped to the ground and stayed there several minutes while Jaguars trainers examined him.
He walked off the field without much assistance, but trainers decided he should have precautionary X-rays.
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