EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — California freshman running back Jaivian Thomas was carted off the filed in the third quarter of the Golden Bears’ game against No. 6 Oregon on Saturday.
Cal coach Justin Wilcox said Thomas was being treated at a hospital.
“He’s alert, interacting with the doctors. He does have movement and feeling in his extremities, which is good news, but there are still a lot of tests he’s going to undergo,” Wilcox said.
The Bears were threatening on the Oregon 5 with 4:05 to go in the quarter. Quarterback Fernando Mendoza handed off to Thomas, who fumbled and was hit on the play.
Thomas, a freshman who ran for a touchdown this season against Oregon State, lay motionless on the field for several minutes.
Both teams gathered around as trainers attended to the Oakland, California, native, who was put on a stretcher before being loaded onto a cart. He appeared to be speaking as he was taken off the field.
Oregon won the game 63-19.