Georgetown football player Ty Williams suffered a serious neck injury Saturday during a road game against St. Francis (Pa.) and underwent surgery at a nearby hospital, but the school in a statement released late Sunday afternoon did not disclose the condition of the Gaithersburg native.

Quince Orchard Coach John Kelley, who served as defensive coordinator when Williams attended the school, wrote in a text message the junior linebacker was in stable condition with feeling in his legs. Kelley indicated Williams broke five vertebrae, although Georgetown officials did not confirm the exact nature of the injury that occurred early in the first quarter.

The first-year starter was immobilized and transported to Altoona UMPC Hospital, where he remained overnight. Hoyas Coach Rob Sgarlata stayed behind Saturday night to be with Williams at the hospital before coming back to the District Sunday morning.

Georgetown Athletic Director Lee Reed also was at the hospital Saturday and remained there Sunday.

“Ty is one of leaders on and off the field and is a very important part of the Hoya football family,” Sgarlata said in a statement. “He is a tremendous young man. We are hopeful that he will progress, and we are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”