Nebraska’s Shavon Shields stretchered off after hard fall

Nebraska forward Shavon Shields fell hard after a foul and was stretchered off the court during Saturday’s game against Rutgers.
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Nebraska forward Shavon Shields fell hard after a foul and was stretchered off the court during Saturday’s game against Rutgers. According to the school, he was conscious on his way to the hospital and had a CT scan, which was negative. He was then dismissed from the hospital and will enter concussion protocol.

“We are relieved and thankful Shavon has been released, and that his injuries aren’t more serious,” Nebraska coach Tim Miles​ said in a statement. “We will follow the proper protocol to get him back to full speed. I know Shavon and his family are grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”

Shields took a hard fall under the basket after going up to block a shot and landed on his head/neck area. He lay motionless on the court for approximately five minutes before medical personnel placed him on the stretcher and wheeled him off.

The ESPN broadcast reported that Shields was showing signs of movement in all his extremities, had regained consciousness and was being taken to the hospital for “precautionary reasons.”

Video of the play is below.

The senior is averaging 15.6 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Huskers this season. He had 17 points before leaving the game.