EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Taking the field for the first time in more than a year, Jamal Adams did not last long during his return.
Adams left the Seattle Seahawks' "Monday Night Football" matchup against the New York Giants with a concussion he suffered on the ninth play of the game when Giants quarterback Daniel Jones' knee collided with Adams' helmet in front of the Seattle sideline.
The seventh-year safety remained down and needed assistance walking off the field as he headed for the sideline medical tent. He eventually walked to the locker room and was ruled out.
ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters said Adams was "heated" that the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant called for his removal.
Adams missed the rest of the 2022 season after he suffered a significant quadriceps injury in Week 1. The year before, he had season-ending shoulder surgery.
Following this most recent rehab process, Adams told reporters last week he considered retirement. He was in a straight cast for more than three months, he said.
“I don’t take days for granted,” Adams said Friday. “This injury, it didn’t just teach me more about the game of football. It taught me a lot about life, what my purpose is and just how I go about my business.”
The New York Jets selected Adams out of Louisville with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft. He made first-team All-Pro in 2019 and requested a trade when the Jets would not reward him with a long-term deal to his liking after that season. His destination was Seattle, which granted him that extension in 2021 (four years, $70 million).
The Giants are dealing with two injuries to a pair of key contributors on offense. Rookie center John-Michael Schmitz left with a shoulder injury and tight end Daniel Bellinger exited with a knee injury. Both are ruled out.
Seahawks guard Phil Haynes will also miss the rest of the game with a calf injury.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Seahawks' Jamal Adams leaves Giants game with concussion