A very scary scene that developed on the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium late Saturday night has ended with some very good news, relatively speaking.
BYU running back Jamaal Williams was laid out and motionless for several minutes following a collision with a Utah defender. Williams’ facemask was removed by medical personnel and he was ultimately immobilized on a back board and transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
Prior to the end of the broadcast of the Utes’ win, it was reported that Williams had movement in all of his extremities.
BYU updated Williams’ condition Sunday afternoon, with a press release stating that Williams suffered a concussion and severe stinger as a result of the collision. He was discharged from the hospital and is doing well according to the school.
Ahead of a Friday night game against Middle Tennessee, BYU wrote in the release that “[t]he status for his return will be based on day-to-day progression and continued improvement throughout the week.”
Williams is the Cougars’ leading rusher, entering the game Saturday the as the nation’s No. 3 rusher at 163.3 yards per game. He is currently 10th at 126 ypg.