Tra Carson, sophomore running back for the Texas A&M Aggies, left the game on Saturday with what was thought to be a serious injury. It has been revealed today that it isn’t as serious as people had originally thought. According to ESPN’s Sam Khan Jr.,
In the aftermath, it appeared that Carson’s injury isn’t as serious as the scene suggested, according to head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Carson, who suffered an injury in the neck area, didn’t have to go to the hospital and was allowed to go home after getting attention from the training staff and medical personnel. Sumlin said Carson was sitting up in the locker room and had feeling in all his extremities. X-rays were negative.
“Really they were precautionary measures out there,” Sumlin said after the game. “Any time you have something like that where a player complains of something in his neck [you want to be careful]. He was in pain out there, which, at first, you think that’s a bad situation, but that’s a lot better than not having feeling or numbness or anything like that. We’ll see where he is but all signs, right now, point to nothing very serious and not nearly as bad as it looked at the beginning.”
Carson’s injury occurred just after the 4th quarter began. With 13:43 left on the clock, Carson was tackled at the TA&M 30 yard line. He sat up, however soon after, he grabbed his neck and laid back down on Kyle Field. He would eventually have to be carted off the field on a backboard, and was taken to the locker rooms; he obviously didn’t return.
It seems as though he is doing much better now since the injury, and things are moving along quite well for Carson.