Michigan State sophomore defensive back Jalen Watts-Jackson, who scored the game-winning touchdown to beat No. 12 Michigan on Saturday, sustained a broken or dislocated hip on the play​, according to Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.

By SI Wire
October 17, 2015

Michigan State sophomore defensive back Jalen Watts-Jackson, who scored the game-winning touchdown to beat No. 12 Michigan on Saturday, sustained a broken and dislocated hip on the play​ according to Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.

Dantonio said Sunday that Watts-Jackson had surgery to repair the injury and will miss the rest of the season. 

With the Spartans down 23–21, Watts-Jackson recovered a fumbled snap by punter Blake O’Neill and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to give Michigan State a 27–23 victory.

After the game, as teammates attempted to celebrate with the sophomore, he appeared to shoo them away before trainers got to the ground. Watts-Jackson said the injury occurred before his teammates piled on him. 

Dantonio said Watts-Jackson was taken to the hospital.

​Michigan State improved to 7–0, while Michigan fell to 5–2.

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