A neck injury may end Texas A&M running back Vernon Jackson‘s career before it really begins.
The sophomore suffered the injury in practice two weeks ago, but on Friday he posted on social media, “I’m sure some of you may know but 2 weeks ago I suffered a neck injury in practice. Today I found out it was much worse than expected and could keep me from ever playing again.”
A 6-foot-3, 230-pound bruiser, Jackson played in 12 of the Aggies’ 13 games as a freshman, primarily on special teams. He carried seven times for 49 yards in the club’s season-opening win over Northwestern State but did not tote the ball again.
Still, Jackson was among the group working to absorb the workload left behind by Trayveon Williams. The early-entrant carried 271 times for an SEC-high 1,760 yards and 18 touchdowns. Jackson was among a group that included fellow rising sophomore Jashuan Corbin, junior Jacob Kibodi and transfer Cordarrian Richardson to replace Williams.