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.
Edmond Summer will be joining our team for the flight home. Has been released from the hospital. Anxious to have him back w us. #GreatNews— Chris Mack (@CoachChrisMack) December 31, 2015
Edmond Summer will be joining our team for the flight home. Has been released from the hospital. Anxious to have him back w us. #GreatNews
Sumner has averaged 11.7 points for the No. 6 Musketeers.
After the game Xavier players tweeted out support for their starting point guard.
#PrayforEd— Trevon Bluiett (@TrevonBluiett) December 31, 2015
#PrayforEd ????— Myles Davis (@_mdavis15) December 31, 2015
Scary moment for @edmondsumner on the court today. Everyone pray for him???? love you bro ??— Kaiser Gates (@Kaisergates) December 31, 2015
Scary moment for @edmondsumner on the court today. Everyone pray for him???? love you bro ??
Xavier has a quick turnaround as they play at home Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. against Butler.
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