Football season ended for player after accident

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.