Cal safety taken to hospital

Updated: August 12, 2013, 11:44 PM ET
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BERKELEY, Calif. -- California safety Avery Sebastian has movement in all his extremities after being taken to the hospital following a hard collision during a scrimmage at Memorial Stadium that appeared to leave him immobilized.

The school released a statement Monday night saying Sebastian is resting at Highland General Hospital in Oakland and is expected to be released soon.

Said the school: "Avery Sebastian is resting at Highland Hospital in Oakland following an injury that occurred during the Golden Bears' practice Monday. The junior safety, who was transported by ambulance, has movement in all his extremities and is expected to be released soon."

"I want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers," Sebastian said.

Reports out of Cal's scrimmage said Sebastian hit running back Jeffrey Coprich on a run up the middle and immediately went down.

Sebastian, listed as the starting strong safety on the preseason depth chart, didn't appear to move for more than 15 minutes before being taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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