The Kennesaw State Owls are 7-2 to start the 2019 season.
Photo: Cory Hancock/For the AJC
Photo: Cory Hancock/For the AJC

Kennesaw State player leaves hospital after injury scare

Kennesaw State freshman Adrian Jackson has been released from the hospital after being carted off the field in Saturday’s game with a potential neck injury.

Jackson, a tight end from Hoschton, was blocking during a kickoff return in the first half against Monmouth when he collapsed. Play was delayed for about 15 minutes as a medical team treated the 6-foot-2, 221-pound player on the field at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

It was Jackson’s second appearance in a game this season.

Owls head coach Brian Bohannon said following the game that Jackson was able to move and talk, but complained of “stinging sensations” and was transported to Kennestone Hospital for further evaluation.

Bohannon, in a statement said Monday, that Jackson “is expected to make a full recovery without any long term effects from the injury.”

“We would like to thank everyone that reached out with thoughts and prayers following the injury.”

The Owls are 7-2, 2-1 in Big South, following Saturday’s loss.

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