Brenton Williams injury: South Carolina guard hurts neck, taken off court on stretcher

Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Brenton Williams suffered an apparent neck injury against St. John's and has been taken to a hospital near Jamaica, N.Y. for further evaluation.

South Carolina guard Brenton Williams left the Gamecocks' meeting with the St. John's Red Storm Thursday night on a stretcher after he collided with St. John's center Chris Obekpa on a drive to the basket in the second half.

Williams, who had 10 points off the bench for the Gamecocks as they trailed St. John's midway through the second half, was unable to leave the court after the collision. The official St. John's basketball Twitter feed reported that Williams suffered a neck injury and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. St. John's officials later reported that Williams had movement in his extremities.

According to Adam Zagoria of NBA.com and SNY.tv, Williams did not move for a few minutes before being taken off on the stretcher from the game at Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, N.Y. on Thursday night.

Obekpa seemed to put most of his weight on top of Williams when the two collided, and drove Williams to the floor. Obekpa, who came off the bench for the Red Storm, has six points and four rebounds so far.

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