Ole Miss AD provides update on Demarcus Thomas after he was airlifted to hospital
A scary situation at Ole Miss practice on Monday may be turning a positive corner.
Ole Miss Athletics Director Keith Carter said that Demarcus Thomas has “movement in all extremities and feeling has come back. Still monitoring but certainly progressing,” according to SportsTalk Mississippi.
Coach Lane Kiffin earlier Monday said a helicopter airlifted Thomas to a hospital. Kiffin also said that Thomas was able to have some feeling in his lower body before leaving for the hospital.
The program also added an update from Pat Jernigan, the assistant AD for sports medicine.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m.): Positive news on Damarcus. 🙏 More updates to come. pic.twitter.com/pcp59UEyxA
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“We just left practice. Player potentially severely injured,” Kiffin shared to open his press conference. “Damarcus Thomas was hit and hasn’t moved since. The helicopter is on its way now. I’ll answer questions about the game whenever it is, but nothing seems very important right now. He got hit and never moved and hasn’t had any feeling in his entire body. Informed the family. I don’t think I’ve been a part of anything like that personally. I’ve seen it on TV.”
An update on Demarcus Thomas’ injury from practice at Ole Miss earlier today from @KeithCarterOM
…”movement in all extremities and feeling has come back. Still monitoring but certainly progressing.”
— Richard Cross (@RichardCrossSTM) November 2, 2020