|Virginia Tech safety Michael Cole left the game against Florida State in the third quarter after suffering what was later termed a neck sprain. (AP)|
It was a scary moment as Cole was face down on the field for a few minutes before being immobilized and ultimately taken off the field in an ambulance.
The good news is that Cole will make a full recovery and be discharged from the hospital Thursday night.
This from Virginia Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth:
“Michael Cole suffered a cervical neck sprain this evening against Florida State. He was conscious on the field, able to move all extremities, but had neck pain and numbness in the upper extremities. He was stabilized on the spine board, and transferred to LewisGale Montgomery Hospital for further testing. His CT scan is negative for any fracture, and he will be discharged home [Thursday night].”
Cole has 43 tackles and two interceptions this season.
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