New Mexico State's Miles Washington was airlifted out of practice Saturday after sustaining a spinal cord injury. (Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News/AP)
Somber news out of Las Cruces, where New Mexico State has released details of a previously unspecified injury that cornerback Miles Washington sustained over the weekend:
New Mexico State redshirt freshman cornerback Miles Washington (Los Angeles, Calif.) suffered a spinal cord injury in Saturday’s spring practice at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Emergency surgery was performed by doctors at University Medical Center in El Paso.
Miles is resting in the intensive care unit and will remain there for the near future. The next 48 hours will be critical but at this time no further information on his condition is available.
The NM State Athletics Department asks that the privacy of the family be respected.