Rebels’ freshman DaMarcus Thomas suffers injury at practice, airlifted to hospital


OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi Rebels freshman DaMarcus Thomas is being released from the hospital Monday evening after being airlifted to a Memphis-area hospital on Monday morning.

Around 3:30 p.m., the official Twitter account for Rebels football sent out the following statement by Pat Jernigan, Asst. A.D. for Sports Medicine.

Thomas suffered an injury during practice that left him motionless. Rebels’ head coach Lane Kiffin said Thomas had no feeling anywhere in his body. Additionally, he said prior to being airlifted, Thomas did show some movement, but the extent of Thomas injury is unknown.

Kiffin told reporters that he has never seen an injury like that in his football career. He immediately ended practice, and the entire team along with the coaching staff, awaited for the ambulance to arrive.

“I’ve got to answer questions and do my job, but nothing seems very important right now,” Kiffin said to reporters in Oxford. “I don’t think there was anyway to practice after seeing what we saw. Coaches want to get the reps, and all those things, but I could care less. A player you recruited, any player, but one you recruited…This was not something normal.”

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