Monday, November 09, 2009

Daily Cal: Cal Program Relieved by End of Best's Hospital Stay

Matt Kawahara

Jahvid Best, who suffered a serious concussion in the second quarter of the Cal football team's loss to Oregon State on Saturday night, was released from Highland General Hospital on Sunday after CT scans and X-rays came back normal.  "He's doing fine," Bears coach Jeff Tedford said. "He's sore. But we're all thankful that there's no severe damage and he's going to recover just fine."

Best was injured when he hurdled a defender into the end zone and was upended by Beavers safety Cameron Collins while in the air, landing violently and awkwardly on the back of his head and neck. The game stopped for about 15 minutes while medical personnel attended to Best, who was knocked unconscious by the impact. Tedford visited Best in the hospital Saturday night and said the junior tailback was awake and communicating, but was a little groggy from medication. When the two spoke on the phone Sunday, Tedford said, Best sounded much more alert. Best does remember the play and has seen replays.

Although Tedford said after the game that Best was "doing OK," it was still reassuring for him to have the Vallejo, Calif., native return home.

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