Wake Forest received excellent news on Monday evening when it found out that sophomore tight end Zach Gordon’s injuries are non-life threatening.
Gordon was taken to the hospital on Sunday after he sustained a serious injury during the Demon Deacons’ intra-squad scrimmage. He was taken off the field on a stretcher.
On Monday, Wake Forest Director of Sports Medicine Dr. David Martin and Head Football Athletic Trainer Nick Richey released an update on Gordon’s condition.
“During Sunday’s scrimmage, Zach Gordon sustained a serious, non-life threatening spinal injury. All of our structural testing thus far has been favorable. He remains hospitalized at Wake Forest Baptist Health,” the statement read. “Zach is improving and based on all indications, we expect him to continue to improve. We do not yet have a firm timeline for his return to activity.”
Gordon, a redshirt sophomore, was projected to start or contribute significantly to the Demon Deacons this season. He played in all 12 games during the 2013 season.