NAL Player Injury Update

Serious Injury Sustained During Predators vs. Empire Game

ATLANTA, GA – Orlando Predators starting quarterback Jonathan Bane suffered a neck injury in Friday night’s Predators-Empire game.  The injury occurred during early fourth quarter action as Predators Jonathan Bane was scrambling to his right and subsequently was pushed into the sideline barrier. The medical staff immediately tended to him on the field.  He was sent via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment where he has been in stable condition. It has been reported that Jonathan Bane has feeling in all of his extremities, and he has been awake and speaking with family, coaches, players and close friends.  This morning, we received an update that Jonathan has gone into surgery for his neck, and no further information is available at this time.

Bane, a nine-year arena football veteran quarterback started his NAL career in 2019 with Jacksonville where he helped lead the Sharks to their second league championship game and a victory. Already an NAL champion, in 2022 he led the Carolina Cobras to the National Arena League championship game against the Albany Empire. In 2023, Bane played for the Iowa Barnstormer (IFL) and had a stint with the Albany Empire before signing with the Orlando Predators this season.

“Not only is Jonathan a great player, he's also a great person.  We are all praying for him here in Jacksonville.” Stated Sharks Team President Steve Curran.

The NAL is praying for a speedy recovery for Jonathan, and we ask the fans to keep him and his family in your prayers as well. The league will continue to monitor his status and update the fans in the near future.

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