Scary news broke on Monday morning, as it was reported that Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree suffered a serious spinal injury in a swimming incident that occurred on Saturday.
Illini Inquirer reported that Roundtree was in Tampa, Florida on Saturday and suffered a spinal injury that was considered “very serious.” He had surgery on Sunday, but an update on his status is unknown.
Lovie Smith also issued a statement on Roundtree’s character and the situation on Monday.
After learning of the news, several Illinois teammates posted messages on Twitter to show their support for Roundtree:
— JPM.55 (@jmal_is_my_name) May 20, 2019
— Kenyon Jackson (@kenyonjackson95) May 20, 2019
“Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Acts of the Apostles 4:30
STAY STRONG BOBBY! THE LORD IS WITH YOU! pic.twitter.com/f3vgz8pRkW
— Ayo🧩 (@MrShaBang) May 20, 2019
The countless talks we’ve had about our dreams and what we wanted in our futures. You were there when I was at my lowest and you know my family and I are with you this whole process. We serve a living God and I know he will work his miracles with you. Amen. @BobbyRoundtr97 pic.twitter.com/lCFISVLKyY
— Lere Oladipo (@OladipoLere) May 20, 2019
Aye big bro I’m praying for you brother GOD had got his arms and protection around you 🙏🏽 You gone make it through this I know you a fighter boy. Love big bro #brothers4life #roomate4life ILLINI NATION CONTINUE TO SEND YOUR PRAYERS 🧡💙 pic.twitter.com/A4Ccq6FQx0
— Jamal Woods (@jamal4425) May 20, 2019
Rushmen for life, I love you bro pic.twitter.com/TRqwp9ASKC
— Tito Odenigbo (@Odenigbro) May 20, 2019
— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) May 20, 2019