This was not the kind of drama college football needed on the first play of one of its opening games of the season on Thursday.
University of Central Florida defensive Aaron Robinson lay motionless on the turf after he appeared to collide head-on with a teammate by hitting UConn Keyion Dixon's return on the kickoff in East Harford, Conn., According to reports.
The YouTube clip of the play below appears to confirm the account. (No repetition was shown during transmission)
Doctors worked on it for about nine minutes, reported Associated Press.
Robinson was cut off from his shoulder pads while his teammates prayed near him, the news service said. They took him out of the field on a stretcher. Robinson seemed conscious and gave his approval.
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The announcers said that at one point Robinson was moving legs, noted For The Win.
It was reported that he was hospitalized near the night.
"It's going to be fine," coach Josh Heupel said, according to Sports Illustrated. "He's going to spend the night, they'll watch him and make sure he's okay."
HuffPost contacted the school to get an update on Robinson, but did not hear it immediately.