Update: Mathers developed “neurological symptions” on the field.
Jaguars say RB I'tavius Mathers developed neurologic symptoms on the field but was conscious while transported by ambulance to hospital— John Reid (@JohnReid64) August 1, 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back I’tavius Mathers left the practice field on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning. The exact injury Mathers suffered isn’t known yet, but as soon as Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone updates on his status after practice, we will update the story with the full information.
Mathers taken to hospital.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 1, 2017
As mentioned, the exact issue with Mathers isn’t know at this time, but he went down on the field and was tended to by the medical staff with Marrone and Tom Coughlin looking on. A stretcher was brought out and he was immediately taken to the hospital.
Mathers was signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent and is someone who should be battling for a roster spot as the fourth running back. Mathers had a knack for finding the endzone in college at Middle Tennessee, which is something the Jaguars could use more of on their roster.