Miami LB Marques Gayot taken to hospital after head-on collision

Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

University of Miami linebacker Marques Gayot was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami following a head-on collision in practice, the university announced Wednesday.

“A University of Miami football student-athlete suffered an injury during practice and was transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons,” the school said in a statement released soon after Gayot sustained the injury.

The school later announced that Gayot underwent a series of tests and will be released from the hospital Thursday morning. The sophomore will be placed in a neck collar and is expected to make a full recovery. A timetable for Gayot's return has not yet been disclosed.

It was originally reported that two players were seriously injured in the collision, but the Miami Herald's Manny Navaro later clarified that only one was transported to the hospital.

A helicopter landed on the school’s practice field and then took off with Gayot in about five minutes, reported Bill Riggin of the Miami Hurricane.

Gayot has recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks for the Hurricanes this season.

Miami (3–0) will play next on Oct. 1 at Cincinnati.

- Xandria James and Kayla Lombardo

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