Stanford’s Oscar da Silva knocked out, lacerates head in scary collision vs. Colorado


Stanford star Oscar da Silva suffered a laceration to his head that will require stitches to close after a scary collision with Colorado’s Evan Battey left him seemingly unconscious midway through the second half of a loss at Colorado.

The injury occurred as Battey was driving in transition, and after the collision, Battey fell on top of da Silva and drove his head into the court. Da Silva appeared to be knocked unconscious and team trainers had to use towels to stop the bleeding on his head:

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A stretcher was brought out for da Silva, but he opted to walk back to the locker room under his own power.

In a powerful moment after the collision, Battey, who was left sobbing into the shoulder of a Colorado staffer after the collision, and the rest of the players that were on the floor were brought to center court by Stanford head coach Jerod Haase, locking arms and bowing their heads before play continued.

Colorado, who trailed 41-30 at the time, would go on to win the game, 81-74.

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