There was a real scary moment in Saturday's Nebraska-Rutgers game featuring the Huskers' best player.
Shavon Shields took a hard fall and had to be taken off the court on a stretcher, with news that he briefly lost consciousness emerging after he left the game. Shields was taken to the hospital, where a CT scan was negative. He was then released from the hospital, the Huskers announced later Saturday afternoon.
Take a look at the fall and Shields' departure from the court:
Scary, scary moment: @HuskerHoops star Shavon Shields gets carried off court on stretcher. https://t.co/ATVAgFiZM3
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 6, 2016
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After the Huskers defeated the Scarlet Knights, 87-63, Nebraska and head coach Tim Miles released the following statements on Shields' condition.
"Shavon Shields was conscious on his way to the hospital. He had a CT scan, which was negative," the school announced. "Shavon will follow UNL's concussion protocol. He has been dismissed from the hospital."
“We are relieved and thankful Shavon has been released and that his injuries aren’t more serious," Miles said. "We will follow the proper protocol to get him back to full speed. I know Shavon and his family are grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”
Shields departed after scoring 17 points in Saturday's game. Shields entered Saturday averaging 15.7 points per game, good for ninth in the Big Ten.