Texas Tech LS Kyle Heffron seriously injured in crash

Texas Tech football player Kyle Heffron has sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Lubbock.

Police say the 20-year-old sophomore long snapper from San Antonio was not wearing a seatbelt when the pickup truck he was driving hit an underpass around 10:00 am Wednesday. Heffron was ejected from the vehicle on impact.

Cody Heffron, a family member, posted on Twitter that Kyle was “going into surgery for a ruptured spleen” at around 2:00 pm Wednesday afternoon.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash, but have said it appears drugs or alcohol were not a factor.

Heffron was listed in satisfactory condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury issued a statement about the incident in which he 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.”

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