Dec 22, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Seton Hall Pirates center Gene Teague (21) goes up for a shot against the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds during the first half of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Seton Hall's Gene Teague suffers 'really bad concussion'

Dec 22, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Seton Hall Pirates center Gene Teague (21) goes up for a shot against the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds during the first half of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

In Friday night’s game against Lafayette, Seton Hall center Gene Teague suffered a serious head injury.

According to ESPN,

Teague, a 6-foot-9 senior, was in the air taking an off-balance shot when he was knocked on his back by Michael Hoffman. Teague lay flat on his back, moaning, and was taken off the court with his neck stabilized after a delay of about 14 minutes.

 

The crowd, quieted by the injury, gave Teague a standing ovation as he left the court.

Here is a video of the injury, in slow motion, courtesy of YouTube user ZK5,

Head coach Kevin Willard spoke with the Newark Star Ledger about Teague’s injury, and said the original diagnosis was a “really bad concussion.”

“He was just knocked out,” Willard told the newspaper. “He hit the floor and he was convulsing. I think that’s what kind of made everybody a little scared. I had flashbacks of Herbie (Pope, who collapsed in 2010). Once he came through, it was getting him to understand where he was. He didn’t know what had happened. As time kind of went through, he started relaxing a little bit.”

Eugene Teague will remain in the hospital for a few days for observation.

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