Tuesday Morning Update: Avery Sebastian has left the hospital.
Cal football player Avery Sebastian is resting at Highland Hospital following an injury that occurred during the Golden Bears’ practice Monday. The junior safety, who was transported by ambulance, has movement in all his extremities and is expected to be released soon.
"I want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers," Sebastian said.
Lindsay managed to see Avery in person at the hospital.
i was just with Avery until they took him for an MRI. i could tell he didn't have the words to express his gratitude to the #cal community.— Lindsay Brauner (@lindzcatharine) August 13, 2013
doing great, no pain in his spine which is awesome, neck hurts a lot, and seems really hungry. also bored cuz no phone. so grateful he's ok.— Lindsay Brauner (@lindzcatharine) August 13, 2013
A scary moment today at Cal's scrimmage - while rushing in at full speed to tackle running back Jeffrey Coprich, safety Avery Sebastian seriously injured himself, and laid on the field motionless for close to 20 minutes. An ambulance had to be called for him, which just left the field at the time of this post. Coach Dykes called an end the team to the north end zone for a meeting, and then ended practice early.
The good news is that he was moving and breathing, according to those on the field:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the junior. Leave yours here too.