Hokies safety taken off field in ambulance
NOV 09, 2012 6:34a ET
"Michael Cole suffered a cervical neck sprain this evening," head trainer Mike Goforth said in a statement released after the game. "He was conscious on the field, able to move all extremities, but had neck pain and numbness in the upper extremities."
Goforth said a CT scan was negative for any fracture and Cole was to be released from LewisGale Montgomery Hospital.
Replays showed Cole's head apparently crashing into the side of a Seminoles player on an 11-yard run by Lonnie Pryer.
During the 10-minute delay, most in the crowd stood watching in silence. When the redshirt freshman was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance on the playing field, people in the crowd chanted "Let's Go Hokies! Let's Go Hokies!" as the ambulance drove away.