Skip to content

USF WR responsive, has feeling in extremities after scary hit

Terrence Mitchell, Armando Sanchez

There was a frightening moment last night during No. 18 South Florida’s 52-24 win over UTEP, when Bulls wide receiverĀ Terrence Mitchell (pictured, No. 4) was involved in a head-on collision on a fake punt early in the fourth quarter.

Mitchell, a sophomore, laid motionless on the ground for several minutes before eventually being carted off the field and taken to a local hospital. Fortunately, USF coach Skip Holtz said after the game that Mitchell was responsive and talking, and had feeling and motion in his extremities.

Doctors are taking concussion precautions with Mitchell, but it appears overall that he’s going to be okay, which is great news anytime someone is carted off the field.

“We’re very grateful that the injury was not as severe as it appeared it was on the field, and that he’s responding really positively right now,” Holtz said. “We’ll keep him in our thoughts and prayers as we go through this that he’ll continue to make a fast recovery.”

Permalink 2 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Rumor Mill, Top Posts, USF Bulls, UTEP Miners
2 Responses to “USF WR responsive, has feeling in extremities after scary hit”
  1. blakebuchanan87 says: Sep 25, 2011 5:57 PM

    Terrence is an exciting (and excitable) player to watch. I’m glad he’s going to be ok. Obviously, a concussion is still fairly serious, especially since he already had one in high school, so I hope he doesn’t rush back before he’s ready.

  2. usfalumn says: Sep 25, 2011 8:48 PM

    Hope “T-Rex” makes a speedy recovery. I’m a season ticket holder and was at last nights game. We sit on visitor side and prior to this game really had no thoughts about UTEP, but thanks to their punter (Campbell) I have no respect for them. He of course was involved in the hit and after, while Terrance lay motionless, he is on the sideline cheering and flexing his muscles. Total lack of respect…if I was a UTEP coach I would have went over there and told him to shut up and take a knee (in politically correct terms)

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!