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Ex-Texas F Johnson breaks skull in Israel game

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by hotballa, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. hotballa

    hotballa Contributing Member

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    I figured there's probably some UT fans here

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bas...ward-gary-johnson-fractures-skull-israel-game


    [quoteJERUSALEM -- The Israel Basketball Association says former Texas Longhorns player Gary Johnson has been put in a medically induced coma after being hospitalized with head injuries.

    Johnson
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    IBA spokesman Hagai Segal says Johnson, a forward who plays for Israeli team Hapoel Galil Elyon, is being treated for a fractured skull and doctors are checking for any other possible damage. Segal says Johnson's condition is not life threatening and he will be woken up Wednesday.

    Johndre Jefferson, who plays for Elitzur Ramla, tweeted Tuesday that the 6-foot-6 Johnson was injured after Jefferson "accidentally elbowed" Johnson in the forehead and "cracked his skull."

    He tweeted that it is a "terrible feeling" to have been involved in the collision.

    Johnson played four seasons for Texas from 2007-11, a span in which the Longhorns reached the NCAA Tourament every year. They advanced to the Elite Eight his freshman season, losing to Memphis.

    Johnson, 24, averaged career-highs with 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in 2010-11, when Texas lost to Arizona in the NCAA tournament's round of 32. [/quote]
     
  2. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    Hope he recovers. Dude's been through a lot. I always liked him as a player at UT.
     
  3. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    crazy.. hope he recovers
     

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