Heading into the season opener against James Madison, it was very interesting to see if West Virginia transfer Dillon Spalding would get on the field against his old team. James Madison visits Morgantown for the season opener on August 31.
Earlier today it was announced by James Madison Associate Director of Athletics Communications Chris Brooks that Spalding has left the program. He is leaving the program due to a career ending hip injury.
I left the program due to a career ending hip injury. https://t.co/WmQhgDuEAo
— Dillon Spalding (@DillonSpalding) August 9, 2019
Before it was announced why Spalding was leaving the program there was some tasteless speculation. A few people suggested that he doesn’t want to compete for a spot or he was just quitting because he was lower down the depth chart.
JMU nation, this ain’t it. @DillonSpalding terribly sorry to hear about your injury. Wish you nothing but he best in the future. Hope JMU has been and remains good to you. #GoDukes pic.twitter.com/7szRR2ZIKS
— Sons of Bridgeforth (@BridgeforthSons) August 9, 2019
It’s very unfortunate to see his career end this early. He was a highly recruited receiver coming out of high school, but injuries never allowed him the chance to get on the field.
Good luck in whatever path you choose, Dillon. Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer.