Texas A&M LB has spinal surgery

Texas A&M linebacker Michael Richardson underwent surgery on his spine and was released from St. Joseph's hospital on Monday. The true freshman from DeSoto played in the third and fourth quarters of the Aggies' 48-27 win against Sam Houston State over the weekend,

Richardson complained about having back pain after the game and X-rays showed that he had suffered a cervical spine injury. His surgery was Sunday.

The 6-2, 230-pounder has played in nine games and has registered nine tackles on the season.