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Injury update on Mississippi State offensive lineman Williams

Darryl Williams, the Mississippi State’s offensive lineman who was injured in the second half, was released from University of Kentucky Hospital on Sunday and will fly back to Starkvile with the training staff.

“Great news,” the Bulldogs’ Twitter feed announced. “Darryl Williams is doing fine. Tests were negative.”

The 6-foot-2, 303-pounder from Bessemer, Ala., was injured on a field goal and appeared to lay motionless on the field for more than 10 minutes. He was carried off on a stretcher in front of his Bulldogs teammates.

Immediately following the game, Bulldogs Coach Dan Mullen said he didn’t have an update, but offered that Williams was moving his fingers and toes on the field and that he was alert.

“I appreciate Mark (Stoops) coming over to check on him,” Mullen said. “In the giant picture of life, its just a football game and when stuff like this happens it brings you back to reality. I made sure that our guys knew that he was alert and I believe that Mark told his guys the same.

“It’s tough for anybody to witness that. It’s a scary situation for everybody, so hopefully he’ll be okay. Our prayers are with him.”

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