Terrifying scene in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinal…
In the Tennessee vs. Mississippi State matchup, Bulldog guard Nick Weatherspoon was knocked unconscious and taken off the court on a stretcher. He has reportedly been taken to the hospital.
On the play, Weatherspoon fell to the ground after a layup and stayed there with an apparent hip injury. Play continued as Weatherspoon stayed under the basket, and following a steal on the other end of the floor, two players landed on Weatherspoon’s head. Weatherspoon’s brother was one of the individuals near the action.
Here is the incident:
Scary moment for Weatherspoon and Miss St. pic.twitter.com/2ulT1VAGYF
— GO HOGS!!! (@wild_hawg) March 10, 2018
This was the scene after the injury.
Weatherspoon was eventually placed in a neck brace and stretchered off the court…. pic.twitter.com/4jWBurZSBy
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) March 10, 2018
When he got to the hospital, doctors confirmed it was a neck injury.
— MSU Men's Basketball ? (@HailStateMBK) March 10, 2018
Why would the officials allow play to continue? How could they see the play develop with a player still under the basket and allow the inevitable to happen? Absolutely disgusting.
This goes without saying, but prayers up for Nick Weatherspoon.