Scary Day: Treyvon Green Injury Ends First Day In Pads

Ugh. Northwestern fans are waking up this morning channeling their thoughts and prayers to sophomore RB Treyvon Green and his family.  Fortunately, according to PurpleWildcats.com’s Chris Emma, Green has been released from Evanston Hospital after passing a battery of tests which all turned out negative. However, Green took a high hit on the indoor turf  from Ibraheim Campbell and was down motionless for 15 minutes. Fitz joined Treyvon (along with RB coach Matt McPherson)  in the ambulance and the good news at the time was that he was moving all four limbs.  Emma reported that players were visibly shaken and the ‘Cats ended practice. Now, we can breathe a bit easier knowing that Treyvon is going to be OK.

In a statement released from NU, Fitz said:

“During Friday’s practice, sophomore running back Treyvon Green was injured and transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons. After a thorough evaluation, all test results returned negative and we expect Treyvon to be released from the hospital this evening and make a full recovery. I would like to thank our entire athletic training staff for their quick response and care in this situation. The safety and welfare of our student-athletes, for which we are responsible on a daily basis, is our top priority at all times.”

 Here is ESPNChicago.com’s coverage on the story. Here is Teddy Greenstein’s coverage from the Chicago Tribune.

Treyvon, here is to a speedy and healthy recovery!

Meanwhile, Northwestern heads up to Camp Kenosha in Kenosha, Wisconsin today to begin their annual week getaway where they really dig in to hard core practices and some team bonding.

News of Note

  • Let’s hope this impacts our 2012 schedule. LSU’s Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu, has been kicked off the Tigers team for violating school and team rules.  Mathieu was a Heisman finalist in 2011.
  • ESPN.com’s Brian Bennett puts the NU 2012 schedule under the microscope here.

Jake Herbert – Olympic Updates

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  • cece

    get better treyvon!

  • catfan

    Just went by the practice field……what’s with the white uniforms and red helmets???

    • u know

      assuming you’re talking about NU people, they’ve used orange helmets for people on the practice squad, perhaps they’re focusing on Nebraska as a key game with the red helmets?