There is no love lost between Michigan and Michigan State on the football field. By now, you’ve probably seen the Spartans’ dramatic game-winning touchdown that stunned the Wolverines in the fourth quarter of Saturday's tilt. But here it is once more:
Jalen-Watts Jackson will forever be a hero thanks to that play, as he returned the bobbled punt for a touchdown. But something that gets overlooked when analyzing such a crazy sequence is that Watts-Jackson fractured his hip on the play. As a result, he needed surgery, and he was taken to University of Michigan hospital.
Thankfully, for as fierce as the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry is on the field, it’s quite civil and compassionate off of it. Watts-Jackson said he felt at home at the University of Michigan hospital.
Watts-Jackson says he wants to thank everybody at the UM hospital for making him feel at home.— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilson247) October 21, 2015
Watts-Jackson thanks everyone at UM Hospital. "They were so nice, congratulating me, making sure I was OK."— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) October 21, 2015
Some things are just more important than football rivalries, and it’s good to know both of these schools understand that.