Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has carted off the field in the first quarter of Thursday night's 31-28 loss to Ole Miss Rebels football with what coach Dan Mullen later called a dislocated ankle.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Nick was running the ball while tackling, and his leg bent awkwardly. Immediately, the athletic trainers ran onto the field and tended to the QB for a while as players on both teams took a knee in Starkville.
Before being carted away, Nick had the leg put in an air cast. He urged his team along from the cart even as he left the field and was watching the game from the Bulldogs sideline in the second half.
In this regard, Nick shared a tweet. Check it out.
I’ll be back stronger and better than ever! I love all my Hailstate fam and all I want right now is for all of y’all to ring your bells as loud as you can and support this team to a huge egg bowl win! #HaiIState
— Nick Fitzgerald (@nickfitz07) November 24, 2017
During the game, Mississippi State athletic officials called it an ankle injury but in the meeting with the reporters after the loss, Dan said Nick dislocated his ankle but didn't have any details beyond that.
For more detail, read the article on ESPN.