Jaden Walley's mother reportedly updates Mississippi State WR's injury status
In the first quarter of Saturday’s scrimmage, rising sophomore wide receiver Jaden Walley went down with an injury on a running play.
After he was examined from the medical staff, the Walley came off the field with the help of three members of the medical staff and put no weight on his right leg. It’s unknown if the injury was to the right knee or the ankle. But later Saturday, Robbie Faulk of 247Sports reported that according to Walley’s mother, he suffered a sprained MCL. The nature of the injury was not known and coach Mike Leach did not offer any details.
When discussing the injury with reporters on Saturday, Leach said, “Don’t give updates on injuries under any circumstances so he’s 100 percent healthy and we’re thrilled about that.”
Before he suffered the injury, Walley had 2 catches for 15 yards on the drive.
Walley last season was named a Freshman All-SEC and second-team Freshman All-American after he broke Mardye McDole’s freshman record from 1977 with 718 yards receiving and 52 catches with two touchdowns.
The former high school quarterback and 3-star prospect with offers from schools like Auburn, Ole Miss and Arkansas became a key player in Joe Moorhead’s 2020 class.
According to Jaden Walley’s mother, he suffered a sprained MCL today. And he came out of it with his boots and cowboy hat. pic.twitter.com/t0fu3JM7Ub
— Robbie Faulk (@robbiefaulk247) April 18, 2021