KENNESAW – Kennesaw State tight end Adrian Jackson was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital after suffering a potential neck injury during the Owls' game against Monmouth on Saturday.
Jackson, a Mill Creek grad, was blocking on a kickoff return with just over 2 minutes to play in the first half. It appeared as if he was starting to walk toward the sidelines when he fell to the ground as the play was completed.
After the game, Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon said Jackson was able to communicate while he was being treated.
“When I was on the field with him, he was able to move,” Bohannon said. “He was able to talk. He did have some sting(ing) sensations.
“He’s at Kennestone undergoing a myriad of tests.”
Play was delayed for nearly 15 minutes as the 6-foot-2, 221-pound freshman from Hoschton was treated on the field, with trainers working to stabilize his neck and to keep him from moving.
Jackson was immobilized and taken off the field on a stretcher.
“Our training staff and doctors, while I was out there, handled everything in a first-class manor,” Bohannon said.
Jackson, who played at Mill Creek High School, was playing in only the second game of the season and of his career.