Giants tight end and New Jersey native Tommy Sweeney has scary ‘medical event’ at practice

Giants tight end Tommy Sweeney had to receive medical attention and get carted off of Wednesday’s practice field in a scary scene.

The Giants said later that Sweeney was “stable, alert and conversant.” The team confirmed Sweeney “had a medical event” and said he was “under the care of medical professionals in the Giants’ athletic training room.”

“That was extremely scary,” quarterback Daniel Jones said. “You never want to see that on the field. I haven’t been inside yet to see how he’s doing, but heard he’s doing OK and is up. So [I’m] definitely thinking about him.”

Sweeney, 28, a Ramsey, N.J., native signed as a free agent this spring and caught a touchdown pass in the Giants’ preseason opener in Detroit. But he had been out recently with an undisclosed injury.

He sat out last Friday’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers and the Giants’ practices on both Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday marked Sweeney’s return to the field with his jersey and helmet. He began by working out with a trainer on the team’s back field, as rehabbing players often do alongside the Giants’ practices.

But eventually Sweeney was down on the ground with his shirt off and receiving medical attention from several people.

He was carted off the field sitting up, and Brian Daboll gathered his players before the team entered its 11-on-11 period. Then came the encouraging news that it appeared Sweeney was OK.

Hopefully Thursday’s update is as positive as Wednesday’s.