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Xavier's Sumner released from hospital, will travel with team after taken off court by stretcher

Edmond Sumner (PHOTO: GoXavier.com) Edmond Sumner (PHOTO: GoXavier.com)
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Xavier freshman guard Edmond Sumner was taken off the court on a stretcher after a hard fall in Thursday's game against Villanova.

Sumner was driving to the basket when he collided with Villanova defenders and crashed to the court. He was on his back and didn't move for several minutes until he finally raised his knees.

Coach Chris Mack, trainers and teammates checked on Sumner. Mack told the media that Sumner was squeezing his hands and moving his legs.

Mack on 700 WLW's post game show said he believes Sumner will be fine long term, but his short term status is unknown.

"It's really hard to talk about," Mack said on 700 WLW. "One of the scariest things I've seen as a coach."

The news brightened Thursday afternoon when Mack announced on Twitter that Sumner was released from the hospital and would be joining the team on the flight back to Cincinnati.

Sumner has averaged 11.7 points for the No. 6 Musketeers.

After the game Xavier players tweeted out support for their starting point guard.

Xavier has a quick turnaround as they play at home Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. against Butler.

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