Less than a month before the start of the 2017 season, the Colorado Buffaloes have suffered a loss among the deep corps of receivers.
During Saturday’s open scrimmage, Jaylon Jackson suffered a serious ankle injury, requiring immediate surgery that was successful, according to the team. Head coach Mike MacIntyre, along with the hundreds in attendance at Folsom Field, expressed concern after Jackson was carried off the field on a stretcher.
Jackson, a 5’10”, 175 pound freshman from Cedar Hill, Texas, was expected to contribute as a reserve for the Buffaloes this season. He faces yet another setback after missing his senior year at Cedar Hill H.S., while recovering from a torn ACL. Jackson enrolled at CU last spring after graduating early, participating in spring drills on special teams.
According to the depth chart, Shay Fields, Bryce Bobo, Jay MacIntyre and Devin Ross are listed as starting receivers, ahead of Juwann Winfree, K.D. Nixon, Kabion Ento, and Lee Walker.
Jaylon Jackson had surgery on his broken ankle on Saturday. MacIntyre confirmed he will redshirt this fall. Jackson keeping his spirits up.— Adam Munsterteiger (@adamcm777) August 7, 2017
As a four-star recruit, the Buffs saw potential in Jackson throughout fall practices and in the scrimmage before going down. He committed to CU over many “Power 5” schools, including Nebraska, Oklahoma, Baylor and Missouri.
Twenty practices remain on Colorado’s practice schedule before the Rocky Mountain Showdown with Colorado State on Sept. 1.