There was no immediate report on the condition of Cal junior safety Avery Sebastian, who was injured during a team scrimmage Monday at Memorial Stadium and taken by ambulance to Highland Hospital in Oakland.
“We don’t have any idea the severity of it,” Cal coach Sonny Dykes said afterward. “As soon as we know something, we’ll put out a statement.”
The scrimmage was ended after Sebastian, a starter from McDonogh, Ga., hit running back Jeffrey Coprich on a run up the middle and immediately went down.
For more than 15 minutes it appeared Sebastian did not move. While medical staff worked on Sebastian, his teammates were huddled in the north end zone, then sent to the locker room.
Finally, Sebastian was strapped to a gurney, his head immobilized, and taken off in the ambulance. Dykes declined to comment on whether Sebastian was conscious after the collision or whether he was able to move.
A few minutes after Sebastian was taken to the hospital, players who were still milling outside the stadium appeared emotional.
“I think anytime they have to drive an ambulance on your field, guys get concerned,” Dykes said.