Thursday, March 24, 2005

2004 Injury Ends UGA Football Player's Career

An injury puts an abrupt end to UGA defensive lineman Marcus Jackson's career in intercolliegate football.

In July 2004, Jackson suffered from a blood clot in his brain. He did not play in the 2004 season, instead he red-shirted so he would have the opportunity to play his four years of college football. After extensive medical testing, in order to find the cause of the clot, doctors found a medical condition that Jackson was suffering from.

After much deliberation by doctors, coaches, and family, it was decided that Jackson would be medically disqualified from continuing his football career at the University of Georgia. He will remain on full scholarship and will continue to actively participate in the football program at UGA.

Jackson is from Norcross, Georgia.

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