It was what four-star defensive end Richetti Jones called a "freak accident" but it ended his senior season and has him looking ahead towards the future.
The 6-foot-3, 234-pound, No. 3 rated defensive end in the country, was going up in the air to knock down a pass. Jones, as he was coming down, says he heard a "snap, crackle, and a pop." That's when he found out that something had gone wrong.
"I broke two bones in my hip socket and dislocated the hip all together," Jones said. "I had surgery two days after it happened and they did a great job. They said I should be 100 percent in a couple of months and it's not a career changing injury.
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"They also said my hip would never pop out of place again."
Jones says that having to watch his team take the field this past Friday and lose a close game was tough.
"I'm not going to say it was heartbreaking," Jones said. "But, I will say it was hard. Seeing my teammates play, and I'm not trying to be arrogant, but I know they need me. If I had played last week, we would have won. Even if it was just one play."
For now, Jones says that the important thing to remember is that there are "bigger things ahead of me." The No. 8 rated prospect in Texas said that he's still committed to Oklahoma State and plans to take his official visit there towards the end of their season.
Jones didn't comment specifically on any other visits at this time.