LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University football player Kyle Heffron, 20, was seriously injured after a pickup crashed into a pillar at Marsha Sharp Freeway under University Avenue.
Police say around 10 a.m. Wednesday, a white pickup crashed into the underpass.
They say Heffron was driving westbound and failed to maintain a single lane. When he veered off, he hit a barrier and then the concrete pillars.
Heffron was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected.
He was taken to UMC with serious injuries. As of Wednesday afternoon, Heffron is satisfactory condition.
A family member of Heffron, Cody Heffron, posted to Twitter that Kyle was "going into surgery for a ruptured spleen" around 2 p.m.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police say they have no indication that Heffron was distracted and he was not driving under the influence.
Heffron is a sophomore from San Antonio.
Texas Tech Football Coach Kliff Kingsbury released this statement on Wednesday: "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."