Michigan State beat Michigan on the game’s final play when Spartan DB Jalen Watts-Jackson recovered a fumble by Michigan punter Blake O’Neill and returned it 38 yards for an improbable touchdown.
Unfortunately, while Watts-Jackson’s return made him a hero, it did not come without a steep price. After the game, MSU head coach Mark Dantonio told reporters that the redshirt freshman likely dislocated his hip on the play and had to be carted off the field.
Per Dantonio on the postgame show, Jalen Watts-Jackson was taken to the hospital after the game. The suspicion is a dislocated hip.
— A. Allen Pollreisz (@anthony_allen_p) October 17, 2015
Dantonio said Jalen Watts-Jackson likely dislocated his hip on the game-winning TD and was on his way to the hospital.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) October 17, 2015
This is very unfortunate. Let’s hope Watts-Jackson heals fully and quickly.