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BYU Football Player Fractures Neck, Undergoes Emergency Surgery

MR says: A BYU linebacker is recovering from a fractured neck he received at practice on Tuesday. Our prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.

After doing a CT scan and MRI, neurosurgeons determined that BYU sophomore linebacker Colby Jorgensen fractured his neck and slipped a disc during practice Tuesday and sent him into emergency surgery, Colby's brother Austen Jorgensen said in a phone interview Tuesday evening.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Austen said Colby was in his third hour of a five-to-six-hour surgery to put in two rods, one in the back of the neck and one in the front to stabilize the neck.

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