Saturday, February 27, 2010

Texas point guard J'Covan Brown listed as day-to-day after a nasty fall

J'Covan Brown took a nasty spill against Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon.

With just under two minutes left in the game, the freshman point guard drove down the middle of the lane and took off in traffic. He got knocked while in the air, spun around, and fell backwards. He landed on his back, whipping his head against the floor.

It was scary.

Brown was down for a good six or seven minutes. After he hit his head, he rolled onto his side and did not open his eyes or move as he was being examined and stabilized. He was eventually carried off on a stretcher and taken directly to the hospital.

J'Covan Brown hit the floor hard against A&M.
(photo credit: Austin American-Statesmen)

It was a scary moment for more than simply health reasons as well.

Texas has fallen off the map the last month, at they are now 22-7 overall and 8-6 in the Big XII just over a month after they were the ranked No. 1 in the country. In addition to that collapse, the Longhorns have also lost point guards Varez Ward and Dogus Balbay to season-ending injuries.

It would be a tough task for the Longhorns to overcome the loss of a third point guard -- and the kid that was expected to blossom with Balbay out -- for an extended period of time.

The good news for Texas?

Brown's listed as day-to-day. His injury was nothing more than a neck strain and a mother of a headache. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow by the Texas staff, but as of now Brown looks like he will be just fine.

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