Maryland commit and DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) offensive lineman Marcus Minor is home and recovering from a spinal contusion that he suffered in the waning moments of the No. 6 Stags’ 21-7 win at rival Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) on Friday.
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Minor was blocking on DeMatha’s final touchdown, a short run by quarterback Beau English in a game televised by ESPNU as part of the GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase. Once the play was over, Minor took a few steps, wobbled toward a teammate and collapsed.
As fans and viewers watched, medics worked on Minor for several minutes before he was strapped on a gurney and taken off the field. The incident sent a pall over the game between the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference rivals and players on the teams took a knee to pray for Minor, who was taken by ambulance to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, where the game was being played.
On Saturday, DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks texted USA TODAY that “Marcus suffered a spinal contusion, is home doing well and will be OK.”
Minor was well enough Saturday to Tweet: