Paramedics wheel California safety Avery Sebastian off the field after he was seriously injured during an intrasquad scrimmage, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)

Good News on Hospitalized Cal Bears Safety Avery Sebastian

A scary moment happened during a Cal Bears scrimmage on Monday afternoon, as safety Avery Sebastian was injured and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher and sent to the hospital.

According to the Bay Area News Group, Sebastian “hit running back Jeffrey Coprich on a run up the middle and immediately went down. For more than 15 minutes it appeared Sebastian did not move. While medical staff worked on Sebastian, his teammates were huddled in the north end zone, then sent to the locker room. Finally, Sebastian was strapped to a gurney, his head immobilized, and taken by ambulance to Highland Hospital in Oakland.”

And on Monday night, good news came about his condition. Cal’s official athletics Twitter account tweeted that Sebastian “has movement in all extremities and is expected to be released soon.”

“I want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers,” said Sebastian, a junior out of Fort Lauderdale.

Head coach Sonny Dykes chimed in, saying, “I think anytime they have to drive an ambulance on your field, guys get concerned.”

Sebastian has played in last two seasons for the Bears, starting two games at safety last season. He has recorded 65 tackles throughout his career.



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