Miami's Parrish feeling better after hard hit

Updated: October 12, 2003, 7:52 PM ET

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami receiver Roscoe Parrish was in stable condition at a Tallahassee hospital Sunday, one day after being hit hard in the chest against Florida State.

Parrish, one of the team's top playmakers, left Saturday's game in the second quarter after cornerback Stanford Samuels knocked him to the ground on a crossing route. He was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where test results showed no internal bleeding, coach Larry Coker said Sunday.

Parrish's helmet was knocked off on the play. He tried to walk off the field under his own power but was wobbly and dropped to a knee. He was down for several minutes before being helped to the locker room. He complained of pains in his chest and abdomen, Coker said.

"He's talking on the phone, he's in good spirits, so I think things are fine there," Coker said. "The prognosis I have for Roscoe right now is very, very good."

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