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Texas A&M running back Vernon Jackson’s career could be in jeopardy, because of a neck injury suffered in practice.

The sophomore said in a Facebook post that the injury could be worse than the initial diagnosis and could result in his retirement from the sport.

“I’m sure some of you may know but 2 weeks ago I suffered a neck injury in practice,” Jackson said in the post. “Today I found out it was much worse than expected and could keep me from ever playing again. I just want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point. I am not sure where my path is leading me but I am going to trust God's plan and hopefully I can bounce back from this and be able to achieve my goals I have set.”

The Boling High alumnus saw action last season in 11 games on special teams duty. He also had seven carries for 49 yards in the Aggies’ season opener against Northwestern State, the only game he carried the ball.

Jackson, a four-star recruit according to 247 Sports and ESPN, was named the District 14-3A offensive most valuable player after rushing for 2,560 yards and 33 touchdowns in his senior season.

This article originally ran on theeagle.com.


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