SEC statement on injury to Mississippi State's Nick Weatherspoon

The SEC released a statement on why play wasn't stopped after Nick Weatherspoon's injury in MSU's game Friday vs. Tennessee.

Posted: Mar. 9, 2018 10:15 PM

UNDATED (WTVA) - The Southeastern Conference released a statement on why play wasn't stopped after Nick Weatherspoon's injury in MSU's game Friday vs. Tennessee.

Here is the entire statement from the league:

The SEC expresses its sincere concern for Nick Weatherspoon and his family and prays for a full and rapid recovery.


"The play on which Nick Weatherspoon was injured unfolded in a rapid sequence of events that led to the continuation of play after Nick initially fell under the Mississippi State basket," said Mark Whitehead, SEC Coordinator of Officials. “The officials did not recognize Nick was injured until after the transition that led to the completion of the play where, unfortunately, he remained on the floor.”

The SEC appreciates the quick response of the sports medicine staff and EMS personnel.

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