Trevor Knight's injury was diagnosed as transient quadriplegia
Oklahoma quarterback was diagnosed as transient quadriplegia.
The injury Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight suffered in last week's game against Baylor will keep him out of this week's game against Texas Tech, and now we know exactly why.
According to a report in The Oklahoman, Knight was diagnosed with a condition known as transient quadriplegia.
The condition obviously has a scary-sounding name, and deservedly so. Transient quadriplegia is a cervical spine injury normally caused by a hyperextension of the neck. It causes burning sensations, numbness, tingling or loss of sensation on both sides of the body, and symptoms can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 36 hours.
Luckily for Knight, the symptoms apparently did not last too long, as he was walking and talking in the locker room after the game, eventually walking out of the football facility under his own power. Even more fortunate for Knight is that tests showed he hadn't suffered any structural damage to his spine due to the injury.
While Knight will not play this week, Oklahoma hopes to have him back on the field next week against Kansas.
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