Christopher Smith

BC Wideout Remains Hospitalized

Created on Nov. 11, 2013 6:29 PM EST

Boston College wide receiver Harrison Jackson remains hospitalized in Texas with an unspecified chest injury, ESPN Boston reported Monday.

Jackson endured a collision from New Mexico State linebacker Trashaun Nixon just as he caught a third-quarter pass, causing him to drop the ball. Jackson got to his feet after the hit, but went to the ground before he made it to the sideline and needed assistance from athletic trainers.

The 6-foot-2, 201-pound sophomore has five career catches and is expected to be a big part of Boston College's future.

"He was having a hard time breathing," BC coach Steve Addazio told reporters Monday. "Certainly there was a lot of trauma to the chest. We're trying to get word today if he'll be able to travel home."

The Eagles already are without receiver/kick returner Spiffy Evans (broken clavicle) and tight end Brian Miller (knee).

Jackson tweeted twice Monday, first saying, "I just want to be home with my family.." and later calling his lungs "hurt" and thanking fans for support.

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