Michigan State’s Watts-Jackson has hip surgery after scoring
Michigan State defensive back Jalen Watts-Jackson has had hip surgery a day after scoring the winning touchdown on the final play against Michigan.
The surgery at the University of Michigan hospital Sunday lasted more than three hours.
Dantonio says Jalen Watts-Jackson had surgery this AM, dislocated and fractured hip. No cast. Three months no weight bearing on it.Article continues below ...
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Watts-Jackson was in the right place to catch a floating football that Wolverines punter Blake O’Neill fumbled Saturday. He returned it 38 yards to lift the Spartans to a startling 27-23 victory.
He didn’t have much chance to celebrate. The redshirt freshman appeared to land hard on his left hip after he was tackled into the end zone by Michigan tight end Jake Butt.
Joyous teammates jumped on Watts-Jackson as he lay on a maize "M" in the end zone. He was carted off the field and hospitalized.