Maryland football commit Marcus Minor collapsed in the fourth quarter of DeMatha’s win over Good Counsel on Friday, but his coach had encouraging things to say about the injury later that night.
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.
Players and coaches kneeled as a Minor was brought off the field on a stretcher and taken in an ambulance to Montgomery County Medical Center.
“He was able to tell teammates what happened to him on the play as he left the field,” The Washington Post’s Kyle Stackpole reported.
Later Friday night, DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks texted USA TODAY “Marcus suffered a spinal contusion, is home doing well and will be OK.”
Minor had encouraging things to say on Saturday morning.
I want to thank all of those who had me in their prayers just getting home and very thankful.— Marcus Minor (@AyeeMarcus_) November 5, 2016
I'm up and about moving well and again thank you for all the support I received from everyone I'm thankful and blessed.— Marcus Minor (@AyeeMarcus_) November 5, 2016
A spinal contusion sounds like a scary injury, and we’re not going to speculate on what recovery time looks like because we don’t have much information on the matter.
Minor, a four-star tackle, committed to Maryland back in August. The 247Sports Composite has him as the No. 13 tackle in the country and the No. 5 player in Maryland.