Scott Solomon

Jets' Mauldin hospitalized with concussion, no neck injury

New York Jets rookie linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has a concussion — but no neck injury, as initially feared — and was hospitalized overnight for observation after being carted off the field in the team's season-opening win over the Cleveland Browns.

The Jets announced Sunday night that Mauldin was awake and aware, and had feeling in all of his extremities. The team said tests at the hospital had been completed and confirmed that the neck of the third-round pick out of Louisville was OK.

In a scary scene at MetLife Stadium, Mauldin was injured in the fourth quarter of the Jets' 31-10 victory when Johnny Manziel was sacked by Muhammad Wilkerson. Mauldin, who was originally...