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Muhammad Wilkerson arrested, OK after car accident

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New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson only suffered "minor injuries" Saturday after the car he was driving struck another vehicle, then overturned, ESPN reported Monday.

The team confirmed it knows Wilkerson was involved in an accident and has been in contact with him, The Star-Ledger reported.

Wilkerson, the Jets' 2011 first-round draft pick, was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane on the Garden State Parkway early Saturday morning. Trooper Christopher Kay, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police, told The Star-Ledger there was no indication Wilkerson was under the influence of alcohol.

Wilkerson was able to crawl out of his car, a 2011 Dodge Challenger, before being transported to the hospital. None of the 11 people in the 2011 Toyota Sienna that Wilkerson's car struck suffered any serious injuries, according to The Associated Press.

Wilkerson, a promising second-year pro, was out of the hospital and reported to the Jets' facility Monday for an examination. A team spokesman said Wilkerson only required stitches on his forearm, according to The Star-Ledger, and is expected to be ready by training camp.

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