What started out as a very forgettable performance by Cordova (Tenn.) Saint Benedict turned into a night that Rivals250 running back and Jordan Wilkins will never forget.
The four-star Auburn commit suffered a serious injury to his right lower leg and had to be taken off the field on a cart and immediately to a local hospital for further examination.
"It's serious and our hearts go out to him," Saint Benedict head coach Michael Davidson said following his team's 42-7 loss at Memphis (Tenn.) University school. "He's an incredible player and it's really not the way we wanted his season to end."
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Wilkins was injured after he took a third quarter hand off and was met by a number of University School defenders behind the line of scrimmage. Wilkins was fighting for yardage, when his leg appeared to give out and he let out an audible yell as he was lying on the field writhing in pain.
After being tended to for around five minutes and an air cast was applied to his lower leg, Wilkins had to be picked up and placed in a cart, at which point he was taken to an ambulance.
The injury came at the end of a terrible game for Wilkins. When he left the game he had just 25 yards on 10 carries and 11 yards receiving on four receptions.
Coming into the game, the No. 137 player in the country was averaging more than 150 yards rushing per game, and was by far Saint Benedict's most valuable player.
"It's disappointing," Davidson said. "He's just a great kid and to have that happen is just heartbreaking."
Wilkins, the No. 10 running back in the country, has been committed to Auburn since July 18.