Monday, October 17, 2011
Big 12 injury update
By ESPN.com staff
A couple of Monday morning injury notes:
Kansas center Jeremiah Hatch had a scary injury on Saturday night against Oklahoma and was attended to for several minutes before being taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The senior captain returned to Memorial Stadium in Lawrence later in the game, however.
"He’s fine. He’s now able to move all his limbs and everything," KU coach Turner Gill said after Saturday's loss. "They still want to evaluate him in the next 24 hours and kind of see what happens here in the next few days. But I’m glad to see that he is OK, as far as able to move his limbs, because initially, he was not able to move anything."
Sunday, Gill told reporters Hatch is doing "very well," though he's sore. He's questionable for Saturday's game against Kansas State.
“He’s fine,” Gill told reporters on Sunday. “He has everything all back moving. That’s why he has a chance to play this week. We’ll see what happens, day by day."
No such good news at Iowa State.
The team's top running back, Shontrelle Johnson, is expected to miss the season after injuring his neck against Texas on Oct. 1.
The Cyclones were hopeful Johnson could return.
"More than likely, he will be out for the remainder of the season," coach Paul Rhoads told reporters on Sunday. "They’re still trying to figure out the course of rehab for it."
Johnson was the team's leading rusher, but has since been surpassed by sophomore James White.