Injuries mounting as college season winds down
November, 11, 2009
By Todd McShay
The scariest injury of the season thus far has to be the brutal fall California junior RB Jahvid Best took while leaping into the end zone last week against Oregon State. Best was propelled into the air while hurdling a defender at the goal line and landed hard on the back of his head, losing his helmet and appearing to lose consciousness before being carted off the field wearing a neck brace and an oxygen mask. Most of that medical attention was nothing more than precaution and Best escaped with nothing more than a concussion, but reports indicate it is his second concussion in two weeks and that is reason for NFL teams to be concerned.
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