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Dad: Watts-Jackson's injury not career-ending at MSU

The injury happened before Jalen Watts-Jackson hit the ground, when Michigan's Jake Butt yanked with all his might to keep Watts-Jackson from scoring the touchdown that stunned college football.

And shortly after Watts-Jackson arrived Saturday night at U-M Hospital as a sudden MSU football legend with a dislocated and fractured left hip, he and his family heard the two words they didn't want to hear: Bo Jackson. There initially was thought that his hip injury was similar to the one that ended Jackson's NFL career back in 1991.

"But as it turned out, it wasn't the same thing -- they told us Jalen got lucky," Rick Jackson, Watts-Jackson's father, told the Free Press.