Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald suffered a gruesome leg injury in the Egg Bowl on Thursday night.
With the Bulldogs trailing 7-0 with just over nine minutes left in the first quarter, Fitzgerald went down and, as some users noted, his foot was turned in the wrong direction.
Twitter reacted as it often does with horrible injuries. Fitzgerald is loved by many across the SEC and is believed to be among the elite quarterbacks in the conference.
Here was what Twitter had to say about his unfortunate injury Thursday night:
Nick Fitzgerald fist pumping and motivating his teammates while being carted off the field after snapping his ankle in half.. Now that's leadership. That guy is incredible! #MISSvsMSU
— Joshua Walker (@j_walk91) November 24, 2017
Prayers for Nick Fitzgerald 🙏🏾 https://t.co/x8CXitZ33u
— Dejaa ❤ (@Dhat_Rose) November 24, 2017
Nick Fitzgerald is on the cart giving a thumbs up, then pumped both his fists in the air. That is one tough dude. I wouldn't be awake right now
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) November 24, 2017
— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) November 24, 2017
Oh no not Nick Fitzgerald.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 24, 2017
Nick Fitzgerald's foot is sideways. Sombering turn to the Egg Bowl.
— Christopher Smith (@csmithSEC) November 24, 2017
Football is bad
— THANKSGIVING APPRECIATION WEEK (@RedCupRebellion) November 24, 2017
Now that's a broken leg if I've ever seen one. Yikes.#EggBowl
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) November 24, 2017
Prayers out to Nick Fitzgerald. Hate to see player go down like that
— Shaun Dion Hamilton (@shaundion11) November 24, 2017
Oh God, no. Fitzgerald's foot was pointing in completely the wrong direction. All the players on both sides shaken up by that. Awful, awful.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) November 24, 2017
Nick Fitzgerald's leg. Terrible.
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) November 24, 2017
Damn. Feel terrible for Nick Fitzgerald.
— Trent Shadid (@Shadid13) November 24, 2017
Wow. That looked brutal. Forget about the game, I hope Nick Fitzgerald is alright long term.
— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) November 24, 2017