Texas Tech Football Player Seriously Injured in Car Accident
Wednesday morning, Texas Tech special teams player Kyle Heffron was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on the Marsha Sharp Freeway.
KAMC News reports the accident occurred just before 10am, when Heffron's pickup truck rolled over underneath the University Avenue overpass on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. He was ejected from the vehicle during the accident.
In the aftermath of the accident, Heffron was taken to UMC with serious injuries. Later in the day, Heffron's condition would be upgraded to satisfactory, but he suffered a ruptured spleen in the accident and will need surgery.
Concerning the accident, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury said, “We continue to gather information on Kyle’s accident this morning and obviously our primary concern is his health and well-being. We have been in contact with Kyle’s family throughout the day. We all expect that he’ll make a full recovery soon.”
Heffron is in his third season with the Red Raiders. He redshirted the 2013 season and played on the scout team in 2014. Heffron is a 5'10" deep snapper from San Antonio Reagan High School.