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Both his tibia and fibula snapped and came out the side of his leg.
It's certainly a terrible feeling seeing one of your brothers down like that.
Robert Jordan vows he will play football again after recovering from a gruesome injury.
Robert Jordan vows he will play football again after recovering from a gruesome injury.
Supporters spell out this message outside Robert Jordan's hospital window as encouragement.
Supporters spell out this message outside Robert Jordan's hospital window as encouragement.
ARKADELPHIA, AR -- Robert Jordan is used to applause, but it's usually for scoring touchdowns not taking baby steps.

Jordan is the leading receiver in Henderson State football history, and on Saturday night, he was having another big game against Harding.

But on his third touchdown catch he suffered a terrible leg injury. Both his tibia and fibula snapped and came out of the side of his leg.
   
Teammates and trainers gathered around Jordan and prayed.

"It's certainly a terrible feeling seeing one of your brothers down like that," quarterback Kevin Rodgers said.

Jordan was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his leg. During his five days of treatment, there was an outpouring of support.

Harding students sat outside Jordan's window spelling out "Get Well #1" with their bodies so Jordan could see from his window.

"It's absolutely amazing to see support from both campuses," Rodgers said. "You know what's considered your enemy on Saturday, the next day is support."

Jordan said the support has helped during this difficult and painful time.

"It just kept my spirits up, lets me know that I got a lot of people behind me," Jordan said.

Henderson State coach Scott Maxfield said professional scouts frequented practices to watch Jordan play.  Despite his long rehab ahead, Jordan assures he's not done playing football.

"It's going to heal right, and I'll be back in no time," Jordan said.

Despite the injury, Jordan held on to the ball, scored the touchdown, and Henderson State went on to win the game Saturday.

Teammates say that's just the type of player he is.
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