Morgantown, West Virginia – CJ Donaldson, West Virginia’s sensational freshman running back, was injured when he took a knee from an opposing player on the helmet and briefly lost consciousness during the Mountaineers’ 38-20 loss last week.
Donaldson was down and did not move for several minutes before being carted off the field on a stretcher. Donaldson gave a thumbs up motion on his way off the field, but there was major concern from West Virginia fans due to the seriousness of the injury.
Since then, Donaldson has been in the team’s concussion protocol. However, tonight on The Neal Brown Show, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown had great news to share about his talented running back.
“CJ is doing well,” Brown said earlier tonight. “He’s gone through the stages of the concussion protocol and is doing well. Has a doctor’s appointment coming up and if everything checks out, he will be back practicing with the team this weekend to prepare for Texas Tech. He’s really doing great and I’m excited to get him back on the field.”
Donaldson, who leads the Mountaineers in rushing with 56 carries, 380 yards and 6 touchdowns this season, will not be able to play when West Virginia hosts the Baylor Bears this Thursday night.