NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is expected to be ready for training camp next month after suffering minor injuries in a two-car crash early Saturday.
New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Monday that Wilkerson was driving a 2011 Dodge Challenger northbound on the Garden State Parkway in Kenilworth, Union County. He attempted to change lanes and struck the rear left side of a 2011 Toyota Sienna carrying 11 people.
Wilkerson's vehicle flipped over and came to rest on its roof.
A team spokesman said Wilkerson received stitches in one of his forearms after the accident, but is expected to join his teammates when the Jets report for training camp in Cortland, N.Y., on July 26. Wilkerson voluntarily came to the Jets' training facility in Florham Park, N.J., on Monday to meet with team doctors.
"The team is aware of the car accident Saturday morning and has been in contact with Muhammad," the Jets said in a statement.
Jones said three people in the minivan reported pain, but they declined treatment at the scene.