Football season ended for player after accident

by Life Editor Tyler Hargett

Junior Jaylan Jackson will be unable to play for the UNA Lions football team this fall following injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.

A car struck Jackson while he was riding a motorcycle near Moulton Tuesday evening. Nobody else was on the motorcycle when it happened.

The accident resulted in a broken tibia and femur in his left leg, as well as a broken right ankle and large road rash injuries.

Jackson was later airlifted to Huntsville Hospital and had surgery on his leg Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post, Jackson’s mother, Jeannia, reported that the surgery went well and he should be able to come home sometime this week, as well as have a good recovery in the future.

 “He should be back up and running within six months,” she said.

Jackson was expected to play cornerback this fall season.