Saturday, November 07, 2009

Jahvid Best Seriously Injured

Jahvid Best sustained what appeared to be an extremely serious back/neck injury while scoring the Bears’ first touchdown.  After approximately ten minutes of medical attention, he was taken from the field while being provided oxygen.  He did not raise his hand or acknowledge the crowd.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

This really scary. For those who did not see it - he jumped into the air to get over a defender as he scored a touchdown and twisted to land squarely on his upper back/lower neck area. His helmet flew off and he looked instantly unconscious the moment he landed after the TD. His arms were stiffened and his eyes were closed. My prayers are with you, Jahvid

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you from Oregon

Anonymous said...

We were just watching now and saw the play ... my son plays HS football and this is so scary especially for a Mom. Prayers are with the player, his family and both teams!!

Anonymous said...

Our prayer and thoughts are with you. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
UT VOLS Fan.

Patrick said...

All of us OSU fans are am praying for Javhid to be alright. He is a great player and Have I lots of respect for him.

Anonymous said...

this is the saddest thing ive seen its a shame but i believe he did this to himself by actually jumping in the air.

Anonymous said...

Our whole Cal family is praying for Jahvid and his family. Very scary...

Knight85 said...

Really scary injury.

The way his arms stiffened like that immediately makes a very likely indication of a severe brain injury.

He'll definitely b in my prayers

moodylp said...

Prayers from Mississippi. That was a horrible scene to witness. My thoughts are with Jahvid and his family.

Anonymous said...

Baylor Bears are praying for the Cal Bear, teammates, fans.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Texas. What a tragic event.

Anonymous said...

That is the worst football injury I have ever witnessed. I cannot believe that he played after his concussion. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Anonymous said...

The Gator Nation prayers are with Jahvid, his family and team mates!

Anonymous said...

MY PRAYERS go out to him and his family. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Auburn University. Hoping for the best.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Arkansas. I'm a nurse and you don't see posturing like that without brain or spinal cord injuries. I'm so worried for him and his family.

Nick said...

Best has movement in all his extremities and has been diagnosed with a concussion. saw it here:

http://www.ibabuzz.com/beartalk/2009/11/07/football-best-update-2/

David said...

Hopeful thoughts and our heartfelt prayers from New Jersey for this young man and his family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Maryland for Jahvid and his family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers to Best, a great tailback and a great person, hope he is able to recover, prayers all the way from USF in Tampa, Fl.

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed at the dedication of the college football players and how they sacrifice their own bodies for the game and to give the fans something to cheer about. All of us in Oregon are wishing for a full recovery.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you Jahvid from the Seminoles at Florida State! We pray for your recovery and all of the medical staff taking care of you! All the best to one of the best!

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Bama for Best and his family.

Tilly said...

We are paraying for this football player and his family! May God watch over you and your family! All of OU Sooner fans wish you well!

Anonymous said...

All my best to Jahvid from UCLA fans everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Jahvid and his team mates are in my prayers. I am so hopeful that this 6:29pm ESPN update is true: Cal spokesman Herb Benenson said that a preliminary evaluation showed Best sustained a concussion, but more tests were being done before a final diagnosis would be announced by the school. Best had movement in all of his extremities, Benenson said.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from The University of Connecticut

Anonymous said...

any new updates...?

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Iowa...after I caught the replay of the injury this evening I was just sick. Couldn't shake that feeling all evening and was so happy to some home to see an update. You are in my prayers.
-Hilary

Anonymous said...

God bless you from portland, oregon. Sending you prayers.

jumpmen said...

Prayers from an italian ncaa football fan,
hoping for the best

Anonymous said...

USC alums wish him a full recovery and a great career.
Sally McCoy

Anonymous said...

Our family's prayers go out to Jahvid for a speedy recovery.