Mansfield picked up a huge win, 38-21 vs. No. 10 Cedar Hill on Friday night, but took a hit to its defense with a neck injury to four-star prospect Cam’ron Jones.
Jones will miss three weeks with a stinger to his C7 vertebra, the Dallas Morning News first reported.
The senior safety, who transferred from Euless Trinity, made a tackle and landed on his neck with 55 seconds left. The game was delayed for about 15 minutes as Jones was attended to. Both teams huddled together for prayer before Jones was taken off the field on a stretcher.
“I think he's going to be fine. He's got full range of motion,” Mansfield coach Daniel Maberry told Morning News writer Michael Florek. “I think he's sore. It looked like a stinger. You don't want to rush anything back. The kids' safety is the most important thing. We're not going to do anything that's going to injure any kid.”
Against Cedar Hill, Jones played both ways. He had one carry for 37 yards and also blocked a punt.