It was one of those scenes that you hate to see on a football field, no matter what level it is. With time winding down in last night’s down-to-the-wire thriller between Texas A&M and Ole Miss, Rebels linebacker Serderius Bryant went to make a tackle on Johnny Manziel, when his helmet collided with the A&M quarterback’s chest.
Bryant hit the ground and lay motionless for several minutes before he was carted off the field, with players on both sidelines praying for something positive.
Today, we got a little bit of positive news about the status of the linebacker.
In a text today from head coach Hugh Freeze to the Clarion Ledger, he indicated that “things look good” and initial indications are that Bryant suffered a concussion.
While a concussion isn’t good by any means, it’s certainly an acceptable diagnosis considering how it originally appeared when Bryant was on the ground not moving for some time.
The junior linebacker was a force for the Rebels as he averaged 11 tackles per game, which was tops in the entire SEC and had a team-best six tackles for loss.
But the first priority right now is the long-term health of Bryant, which right now seems to be going down a more positive road than originally thought.