The NFL Draft is soon approaching, a date that will change the lives of so many prospects.
Ahead of the draft, however, news has recently broken about Michael Jefferson, a former wide receiver at the University of Louisiana-Layfette.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jefferson was involved in a car crash on Sunday, which required several surgeries.
Louisiana-Lafayette WR Michael Jefferson, considered to be a likely mid-round draft pick later this month, was involved in a multi-car crash Sunday night in Mobile, Ala., that has required multiple surgeries, per his agent Jon Perzley of Sportstars.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 11, 2023
After this report was released, many fans from across the league reacted, expressing their condolences and well-wishes to Jefferson and his family.
Michael is a gem. Outstanding human being. Lots of fun to speak with at the Shrine Bowl. Praying for the best for him. https://t.co/HRhWUCpg8H
— Daniel Flick (@DFlickDraft) April 11, 2023
This fan, Daniel Flick, had a personal encounter with Jefferson at the Shrine Bowl.
Not only is Jefferson a fantastic player on the football field, but his impact has transcended the sport, and is well-liked off the field as well.
Ahhh praying for Michael. One of my favorite prospects in this class to watch. Hope he makes a full recovery and can still pursue his dream of playing in the league. https://t.co/hGjzAuYfeY
— J.J. Lahey 🧀 Packers Talk (@JJLahey) April 11, 2023
As this fan highlights, he is praying for Jefferson’s quick recovery and hopes that he will one day, be able to make it back on the field.
Despite wanting to see Jefferson’s on-field impact, many fans have put football aside during this time, hoping that he will come out on the other side of these injuries.
This is awful. Praying for him and his family https://t.co/ZHfHBbZdGd
— David Peters Jr🐻⬇️ (@David_Peters_04) April 11, 2023
While this injury is devastating to Jefferson in the short term, he has thousands of people rooting for him, as evidenced by the outpouring of support on social media.
Hoping he makes a full recovery. This sucks. https://t.co/Y9bi7OGrpS
— Real Name: Grover (@DontrellChillis) April 11, 2023
As this fan expresses, this is seen as an awful situation, and the public’s support is fully behind Jefferson.
At times, social media is filled with disagreement, hate, and a general sense of unrest.
However, social media can also be used for good, coming together and supporting a player like Jefferson in his time of need.NEXT: Jeff Okudah Joins A Small Active Club Of Failed Top Picks