Nebraska's Shavon Shields released from hospital following hard fall

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska basketball player Shavon Shields banged his head on the court in a hard fall during a game Saturday against Rutgers.

He was taken to a hospital and was alert and able to move his arms and legs, trainer R.J. Pietig said. He briefly lost consciousness.

A CT scan came back negative, and Shields has been released from the hospital, the school announced.

"We are relieved and thankful Shavon has been released and that his injuries aren't more serious," Nebraska coach Tim Miles said in a statement. "We will follow the proper protocol to get him back to full speed. I know Shavon and his family are grateful for everyone's thoughts and prayers."

Shields was hurt when Rutgers' D.J. Foreman started to go up for a shot under the basket with 8:49 left. Shields, approaching Foreman from behind, flipped over Foreman's back. He landed on his left shoulder and smacked his head on the floor.

Shields' mother, Senia Shields, rushed to his side as medics tended to him. He was put on a backboard and taken from the arena, to a standing ovation.

Miles said Shields was knocked out for about a minute.

"He didn't recall anything that had happened," Miles said.

Shields' teammates took to Twitter after the game in support.

"Most basketball players go through a fall like that. It's a matter of how serious it is when you land," Andrew White III said. "You can hit your back, neck, head. He was doing his job, and that's the risk of it. Very scary moment."