Update: Great news.
BYU says RB Jamaal Williams will be kept in the hospital overnight for observation, but his condition has improved.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) September 22, 2013
Good news. Hearing that Jamaal Williams is stable & even joking around w/ people at the hospital. He'll stay overnight, but is okay. #BYU— Spencer Linton (@Spencer_Linton) September 22, 2013
Late in the third quarter against Utah, BYU's sophomore running back Jamaal Williams suffered a possible neck injury after he ran up the middle on a fourth and one play.
After showing apparent movement in his arms, Williams remained motionless on the field for several minutes while being attended to by the training staff. His helmet was unscrewed, and he was eventually carted off and transported to a nearby medical facility for re-evaluation. The crowd fell silent and most of his teammates gathered nearby on the field.
ESPN is reporting that Williams' mother says he has movement in all his limbs and extremities, which is tremendous news.
Williams not moving very well. Looks like he hit a wall, landed on his head, and then piled on top of. Remvd mask. Stretcher out. Pray 4 him— Vanquish The Foe (@VanquishTheFoe) September 22, 2013
The 6'0, 200 pound sophomore is a key player in the BYU rushing attack. He has recorded 326 yards on 63 carries this season, leading the Cougars.