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.”
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.