South Carolina’s Terry Googer appears to have avoided the worst-case scenario after a scary hit on Saturday night.
After a scary scene that included ripping off his facemask, shoulder pads and jersey before being taken off Kyle Field via stretcher on Saturday night, there is some positive news to report in the early going of his recover.
During the second quarter of the Gamecocks game with Texas A&M, SEC Network sideline reporter brought good word to viewers in the form of an update from South Carolina team doctor Jeff Guy, who went with Googer from the stadium to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in College Station, Texas.
“He is moving all of his extremities,” Cubelic said Guy reported. “He seems to be doing fine. He will stay and Scott & White Hospital for further evaluation.”
The Gamecocks wide receiver went down during the first quarter of a game against Texas A&M at Kyle Field on Saturday night.
He was without movement as emergency response personnel cut off his facemask, shoulder pads and helmet in a scene that was so scare that the SEC Network chose to send the broadcast back to the studio while Googer was being helped onto a stretcher.
“He did move, he gave a little bit of a wave once he was in that cart,” SEC Network host Dari Nowkhah said as they took the coverage back to the field.
Googer gave the crowd a thumbs up prior to being carted off the field.
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SEC Network sideline analyst Cole Cubelic reported that Googer is being transported six miles to a hospital in College Station.
“Will Muschamp did not leave his side,” Cubelic said. “There was a lot of concern on his face.”
Thankfully, the early signs are that Googer has dodged a life-altering injury. Still, it will be important to monitor his recovery progress in hopes of a safe transfer back to South Carolina.
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