Monday, March 7, 2011

UGA Baseball player undergoing neck surgery after outfield collision ((With UPDATE))

Paramedics on Field with Taylor/Courtesy: Michael
Johnathan Taylor a Junior outfielder for the University of Georgia will be undergoing neck surgery on Monday after suffering a "Serious" neck injury in a game Sunday versus FSU.

Taylor collided with leftfielder Zach Cone as they both dove to catch a line drive in the gap. Cone apparently made the catch and with help was able to stand up. Taylor was not able to.

He was transported immediately to St.Mary's Hospital in Athens, where he'll undergo the surgery.

OnlineAthens has more RIGHT HERE

The UGA baseball team has dealt with spinal injuries to one of their own before. A little over a year ago, infielder Chance Veazey was paralyzed from the waste down after an accident with a scooter.

The Bulldogs, needless to say haven't had much to say about what currently is going on. They, and we wish Taylor the best.

2300 UPDATE: Taylor has undergone the surgery, and he is scheduled to be transferred from St. Mary's Hospital to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta for rehabilitation later in the week.

UGA is not releasing any other information at present...

FOSG Randy Waters catches up with a fan at the game who shot the accident on his camera phone...
((HT: WXIA-TV Atlanta))