Clemson defensive end Richard Yeargin was injured in a car accident last week and could be out of commission for quite some time as a result.

According to Tony Crumpton of TigerNet.com, Yeargin “could miss significant time with a neck injury similar to the neck fracture injury suffered by Mike Williams. However, Yeargin is very lucky to be alive because it appears to have been a very serious car accident.”

The junior sent out a message of thanks to his social media followers on Twitter and Instagram.

“I want to personally take the time out to thank all of those who have been there to support me the last two days that I have been in the hospital on bed rest,” Yeargin said on his Instagram account. “After almost facing death I thank God he kept me hear to shed light on him. If it wasn’t for him I would not be here today.” #GodSpeed @ Greenville, South Carolina

Last year Yeargin suffered a torn meniscus, and the former four-star recruit has played in 13 games for the Tigers the past two seasons. He has tallied 21 total tackles, five for a loss and 1.5 sacks since 2015.