Muhammad Wilkerson, Jet’s second-year defensive lineman, will be all set for Jet’s training camp next month even being involved in a car accident over the weekend.
Wilkerson was heading northbound on Garden state Parkway on early morning of Saturday when his 2011 Dodge Challenger hit the back side of a 2011 Toyota Siena, according to Garden State Trooper Christopher Kay.
Wilkerson’s car was overturned and the 6 feet 4 inches, 315 pound defender was stuck inside his vehicle but luckily was able to remove himself from the wreckage even before state troopers arrived at around 4:29 in the morning.
Wilkerson suffered minor injuries and was brought to University Hospital in Newark where he was treated, said Kay. Wilkerson visited Jet’s facility in Florham Park on Monday for check-up from the team doctors and where he received several stitches on his forearm and was given a go signal for training camp. Wilkerson missing any time is a no-no for the Jet’s.
Wilkerson’s agent, Chad Wiestling, said that Muhammad is OK.
Alcohol was not a contributory factor to the accident, but, the accident was indeed Wilkerson’s fault where he was guilty for “careless driving” and “failure to maintain a lane.” Wilkerson will draw fines for both offenses and investigation was resolved.
The other involved vehicles had several other occupants but reported to be not injured and declined any medical attention although Kay noted that three of whom complained of feeling pain.
Wilkerson had a stellar performance before the accident had happened and the Jets hope that the accident would not affect his future performance.
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