Mississippi State’s Nick Weatherspoon stretchered off after face is stepped on

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UPDATE: Mississippi State announced that Weatherspoon is awake, alert and has feeling everywhere. Great news.


The SEC tournament quarterfinals between Mississippi State and Tennessee took a frightening turn Friday night.

Bulldogs freshman Nick Weatherspoon took a nasty fall on his right hip on a layup attempt, but things quickly got worse as play continued. Tennessee turned the ball over, sparking a Mississippi State fast break and a Volunteer player landed on the head of Weatherspoon, who was still laying on the floor under the basket, while trying to contest Mississippi State’s layup attempt.

The initial injury looked bad enough, but it was getting inadvertently stomped on that really made things scary.

Weatherspoon was taken out of the arena by medical personnel. His brother, Quinndary, is a junior for the Bulldogs.