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Former Purdue Football LB Cornel Jones Seriously Injured in Car Accident

Jones transferred after 2019, but was a major contributor.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 08 Eastern Michigan at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This morning i caught word that former Purdue football player cornel Jones was recently seriously injured in a car accident. The accident occurred Friday night according to a GoFundMe set up for him:

On the evening of Thursday, March 26th, I was driving home and was involved in a major car accident. This incident was investigated and it was determined I’m not at fault. Unfortunately, my car hydroplaned and hit a tree causing multiple injuries: two broken hands, broken wrist, four fractured fingers, fractured all five toes on the right foot, broken leg, loss two front teeth, sliced tongue, fractured shin and ribs & blood clots in the lungs.

Jones played at Purdue for three years from 2017-19 before transferring to Florida State for the 2020 season. He did not play a down for the Seminoles, however, and was dismissed from the team before the 2020 season. He then landed at the University of West Florida, the 2019 Division II national champions. Their entire 2020 season as postponed due to COVID.

Already a few players have reached out and donated. most notable Ja’Whaun Bentley, Dedrick Mackey, David Blough, Markus Bailey, and Jacob Thieneman. He is only halfway to his goal and since it is a non-football injury, he has a long road to recovery both physically and financially.

Let’s get him over the hump. shall we?