Doug Rigg injury: West Virginia linebacker carted off field, has movement in extremities


The Mountaineers' senior outside linebacker suffered what looks to be a serious injury after a helmet-to-helmet collision with a teammate.

West Virginia linebacker Doug Rigg suffered what appeared to be a serious injury in the Mountaineers' Saturday night game against the Oklahoma Sooners. Rigg collided helmet-to-helmet with teammate Karl Joseph on a tackle, and remained motionless on the field after the contact.

Early reports suggest Rigg was knocked out cold, but he has been able to move his fingers and toes and will be transported to a hospital in Oklahoma City.

Rigg was able to wave to the crowd while on the cart.

Rigg, a senior, was a starter at WILL linebacker each of the past two seasons before moving to SAM this spring. In 2012, he was the fifth-leading tackler on West Virginia's team, recording 60 stops.

UPDATE: Rigg was seen walking late Saturday night, according to West Virginia football student manager Jakob Rinehart.

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