South Florida guard Anthony Collins left Saturday's game against George Mason on a stretcher after suffering an apparent head injury. With eight minutes left to play, the sophomore was swiping at a loose ball when he was struck in the forehead by the knee of George Mason guard Sherrod Wright. Collins fell to the floor motionless, and appeared dazed when he attempted to get up. Paramedics immobilized Collins' neck and head and took him off the court. Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times indicates Collins had movement in his arms and legs as he was taken from the court.
Update: I've been told USF point guard Anthony Collins had movement in arms and legs as he was carried off court by EMS from Sun Dome.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 30, 2012
Auman has since reported that Collins is being checked out at a local hospital with neck pain.
Collins, a Houston native, is averaging 10 points per game for the Bulls this season, and his 7.8 assists per game lead the team. At the time of his injury, Collins had six points, six assists, and five rebounds.
South Florida, whch led by ten points at the time of Collins' injury, held on to claim a 67-51 win.