Terquavion Smith injury update: NC State star day-to-day after being stretchered off court with neck pain

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NC State star Terquavion Smith, the leading scorer in the ACC and a possible lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, suffered a scary injury on Saturday against North Carolina and had to be taken off the court on a stretcher by medical personnel at the Dean Smith Center. The injury came with 9:45 minutes remaining in the second half and UNC holding a 59-49 lead. Smith attacked the rim and tried to finish a left-handed runner but fell backwards and landed hard on the floor.

Sunday morning, NC State provided a positive update on Smith, revealing that all x-rays taken on Saturday were negative and he’s since been released from the hospital. Smith is listed as day-to-day by the team.

“NC State men’s basketball sophomore guard Terquavion Smith reported neck and elbow pain and had numbness in his right arm after a foul midway through the second half of last night’s game against North Carolina. Due to the report of neck pain, medical procedure required the use of a backboard and a stretcher to move him,” the team said in a statement. “Smith was taken to UNC Medical Center and all-x rays taken Saturday night were negative. He was released from the hospital and returned to Raleigh.

“Smith’s playing status is day-to-day.”

NC State players and coaches were huddled around Smith praying together as he was loaded onto a stretcher by medical officials on the court. Inside the Dean Smith Center, the raucous crowd fell silent before receiving a standing ovation upon his exit through the tunnel for further evaluation.

UNC star defender Leaky Black was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected for his role in the incident. Flagrant 2 fouls require excessive contact, … Source www.cbssports.com

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