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De Anza basketball player injured

By Matt Schwab
Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 10:05 pm in Uncategorized.

De Anza High boys basketball player Rishard Williams suffered an apparent concussion during the Dons’ 73-46 loss to El Cerrito Friday night in the Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League.
Williams, a senior guard, hit his head on the court with 2:16 left in the first half.
He left the court on a stretcher and was taken to a nearby hospital, giving a thumb’s up to the crowd, according to El Cerrito assistant coach Raymond Thomas.
Thomas said Williams had some neck pain and was “a little dazed” but was able to move his extremities.

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  • BBFAN2

    Glad the young man is okay :)

  • Chs101214

    Hopefully he’ll be able to return as DA hoops is a beacon in their sports programs. Being transported means he’ll get follow up with a neurologist, and that assessment is critical to the decision on when/if return is wise. Here’s one Don hoping he recuperates fully.

  • Prep Fan

    That is a scary situation. I’m glad he is OK. That reminds me of an eerily similar incident last year where a Cal High player was upended while going for a rebound against DLS and landed head first on the court. He also ended up “OK” with just a hairline skull fracture but no permanent injuries. He was taken straight to the hospital and no one at the game knew how bad it was. Worst thing I’ve witnessed on a basketball court. One can only hope that these incidents are few and far between.