Boston College wide receiver Harrison Jackson is apparently in a New Mexico hospital recovering from an injury he sustained during the New Mexico State game on Saturday. The news was broken by two sources, Steve Addazio announced it during his press conference on Monday, and Harrison Jackson tweeted out from his hospital bed.
Thank you for all the support and prayers everyone. It truly means a lot. My lungs might be hurt but my faith is still staying strong.— Harrison Jackson (@Harry_Jackk) November 11, 2013
Jackson was hit on a controversial play on Saturday when Aggies defensive back Trashaun Nixon appeared to leave his feet and crushed the red shirted wide receiver in the chest. Jackson appeared to be ok, and got up, but soon collapsed close to the sidelines. Targeting was not called on the play. After the play was over according to Coach Addazio Jackson was struggling to breathe, collapsed and was rushed to a local hospital.
Addazio had words of encouragement for Jackson:
"We're trying to get word today if he'll be able to travel home," Addazio said in his weekly media session Monday after his team's 48-34 win Saturday. "That's a serious situation there that obviously we're very concerned [about] and very in touch with. Our thoughts and prayers are with him. He's recovering right now and we're hopeful to get him home here, hopefully tonight, but I don't know that that will happen."
The loss of Jackson adds yet another BC receiver to their growing injury list. Spiffy Evans is already out for the year with a broken collarbone, Marcus Grant has been battling an undisclosed injury all year, Bobby Swigert is out for the year with a knee injury, and Brian Miller has been sidelined as well. With a bowl berth at stake, Addazio might have to consider burning a redshirt from a freshmen just to fill his ranks. Drew Barksdale and Charles Callinan both are redshirted right now, but if BC needs players the coaching staff might have their backs against the wall.
Of course at this point the health of Harrison Jackson is the most important factor. We at BC Interruption wish him a speedy recovery. Get well soon Harrison!