Alabama Crimson Tide star wide receiver Jameson Williams made a big play in the second quarter of Monday’s national championship game but it could have come with severe consequences.

Williams got loose for a big 40-yard play in a drive that resulted in a field goal for Alabama, one of three in the first half, but as he went down to the ground he grabbed at his knee in pain.

Fans are speculating on what exactly the injury is, but many are guessing that it could be a torn ACL. You can see on the play that the injury happened without contact, which is never a good sign.

Williams was helped off the field, making a point to not put much weight on the knee. He was eventually seen walking off the field putting weight on his knee, so that is at least something of a good sign.

If this is a torn ACL, it would be devastating not only for Alabama for the rest of this game but for Williams’s future. Williams is projected to be picked in the middle of the first round in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Williams’ injury is indeed a torn ACL:

We wish Williams the best with his recovery.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.