Wilkerson addresses crash
Muhammad Wilkerson appeared at a New Jersey high school on Tuesday to help with a football camp, and spoke to The Star-Ledger. Wilkerson was in an early-morning car accident June 25 on the Garden State Parkway; he was cited for careless driving and failure to maintain a lane.
"With that situation, obviously I'm grateful that everyone is fine, nobody was hurt seriously," Wilkerson said. "It was a tragedy that it happened but I'm just happy everybody is okay and I'm blessed to be here.”
Wilkerson required stitches in his forearm and the Star-Ledger noted a long scar on the left side of his neck. No one was injured in the car that Wilkerson struck from behind, a Toyota Siena containing 10 passengers. His car flipped over and slid a long way on the roof, requiring the defensive end to crawl out.
"Things happen in life and I'm blessed to be here,” Wilkerson said, “blessed and happy that everyone else is safe and nobody was truly injured or hurt."
The Jets expect Wilkerson to be ready for the start of training camp on July 26.