Baylor RB Johnny Jefferson out ‘a while’ after car accident

The Baylor Bears are hopefully getting top receiver KD Cannon back some time this week after he was dealing with some injuries. However, for one star offensive player they lose another as starting running back Johnny Jefferson will likely miss some time going into the season after he was involved in a nasty car accident.

Interim head coach Jim Grobe told ESPN’s Max Olson that Jefferson will be out “a while” after the weekend accident left him with sore ribs. It also doesn’t help that he has been nursing a foot injury this summer.

Baylor RB Johnny Jefferson out "a while" with a foot injury, per Jim Grobe. Jefferson also has sore ribs from a car accident.

— Max Olson (@max_olson) August 15, 2016

Jefferson posted photos of the accident on his Instagram and it looked pretty nasty.

Thank God We Still Alive … #thankyougod

A photo posted by Johnny Jefferson #5 (@chasinjay_5) on Aug 12, 2016 at 4:21pm PDT

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Jefferson is the top returning running back for the Bears as he recorded 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns on 136 carries in 2015. Baylor opens the season on Sept. 2 against the Northwestern State Demons.

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