Cal safety Avery Sebastian, released from the hospital Tuesday morning after being injured at practice the day before, was feeling better but will continue to be evaluated, Bears coach Sonny Dykes said.
“Avery’s good. He spent the day in our facility,” Dykes said. “He’s stiff, having a little pain here and there . . . mostly just neck. We’re still trying to diagnosis it.”
Dykes did not say if Sebastian sustained a concussion.
Asked if he expects the junior starter to play this season, Dykes said, “Yes. I would be surprised if he didn’t.”
But there is no timetable for his return to practice. “The thing we want to do is make sure he’s OK. We’ll worry about that later on,” Dykes said.
Sebastian, from McDonough, Ga., was injured during the scrimmage at Memorial Stadium when he collided with running back Jeffrey Coprich. He was motionless on the field for more than 15 minutes before paramedics put him in an ambulance and he was driven to Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Coprich, who described himself as close to Sebastian, said he was shaken by the incident.
“When he went down I teared up. I was scared because I didn’t know what was going on,” Coprich said. “From seeing him not get up right away, I instantly started to pray that everything was OK. And it is.
“I saw him earlier today and he’s good.”
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