Alabama Crimson Tide star wide receiver Jameson Williams went down holding his knee on a rare big play in the first half of the College Football Nationals Championship game.
The Junior receiver caught a long pass down field before going down holding his knee after turning and running towards the endzone at the Georgia 35.
Both teams were tied 3-3 early in the second quarter at the time of the injury.
It comes as a huge blow to Nick Saban’s side, who are now without their top two receivers on the season following John Metchie’s ACL injury in the SEC Championship game on 4 December. That injury was also picked up in the first half versus the Bulldogs.
The opening 17 minutes or so has been a very defensive battle between the top two teams in the country. Underdogs Alabama were edging it prior to the injury, which could shake up things hugely for the remainder of the game.
Jameson Rodgers went to the injury tent before being seen heading back to the locket room. It looked like a very serious knee injury but there has not been any update so far. It would be a surprise to see the Junior make his return to the game though. Teammates and fans will be hoping it’s not an ACL injury.
Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young will now be looking to the likes of Ja’Corey Brooks, Slade Bolden and Cameron Latu to step up.
There has been virtually no ground game from either team in the first quarter or so of the National Championship.
Watch the big play from Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams here: