Clemson’s Shelton Mitchell remained in Tallahassee after scary head injury


Clemson guard Shelton Mitchell remained behind in Tallahassee after the team returned to South Carolina following a scary head injury he suffered at the end of a loss to Florida State on Wednesday night.

Mitchell was driving for a layup with 9.1 seconds left in overtime when he was accidentally elbowed in the head by Trent Forrest. Mitchell could not stand up on his own, spent more than six minutes on the ground and eventually had to be dragged off the floor by the Clemson medical staff.

Trainer Brad Crowe and Clemson staffer Terrell McIntyre remained in Florida with Mitchell at the hospital, where he was kept as a precaution.