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Stanford’s Oscar da Silva knocked out, lacerates head in scary collision vs. Colorado

Stanford star Oscar da Silva suffered a laceration to his head that will require stitches to close after a scary collision with Colorado’s Evan Battey left him seemingly unconscious midway through the second half of a loss at Colorado.

The injury occurred as Battey was driving in transition, and after the collision, Battey fell on top of da Silva and drove his head into the court. Da Silva appeared to be knocked unconscious and team trainers had to use towels to stop the bleeding on his head:

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BOULDER, COLORADO - FEBRUARY 08: Medical professionals tend to Oscar da Silva #13 of the Stanford Cardinal as he lays motionless on the court after fouling Evan Battey #21 of the Colorado Buffaloes during the second half in a game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Colorado Buffaloes at Coors Events Center on February 08, 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Lizzy Barrett/Getty Images)

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A stretcher was brought out for da Silva, but he opted to walk back to the locker room under his own power.

In a powerful moment after the collision, Battey, who was left sobbing into the shoulder of a Colorado staffer after the collision, and the rest of the players that were on the floor were brought to center court by Stanford head coach Jerod Haase, locking arms and bowing their heads before play continued.

Colorado, who trailed 41-30 at the time, would go on to win the game, 81-74.

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BOULDER, COLORADO - FEBRUARY 08: Members of the Colorado Buffaloes and the Stanford Cardinal huddle together after a collision between Evan Battey #21 of the Colorado Buffaloes and Oscar da Silva #13 of the Stanford Cardinal that split da Silva’s head open during the second half in a game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Colorado Buffaloes at Coors Events Center on February 08, 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Lizzy Barrett/Getty Images)

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