Mississippi State wide receiver Jaden Walley helped off field after injury in spring game
STARKVILLE – A nightmare scenario unfolded for Mississippi State football during Saturday's Maroon and White Spring Game at Davis Wade Stadium.
Sophomore wide receiver Jaden Walley was injured blocking on a rushing play toward the end of the first quarter. He was down on the field for a few minutes before being helped to the locker room by a pair of team trainers.
MSU coach Mike Leach was asked about Walley's injury status in his press conference after the spring game. He gave a patented Leach-like answer.
"I don't give updates on injuries under any circumstances so he's 100% healthy and we're thrilled about that," Leach said, sarcastically of course.
Walley, Mississippi State's leading receiver in 2020 with 718 yards, could not put any weight on his right leg. He had two catches for 15 yards before he sustained the injury.
Walley was playing on the White Team in the scrimmage, paired up with Southern Miss transfer quarterback Jack Abraham. The two connected on Walley's two catches on the same drive he was injured.
Walley had four-straight 100-plus yard receiving games in the second half of the season last year. His best game was a nine-catch, 176-yard performance in the Egg Bowl in a narrow loss to rival Ole Miss.