NC State’s Smith out of hospital and everyday
NC State basketball star Terquavion Smith was released from the medical facility Saturday night and is thought about daily following his frightening fall during the Wolfpack’s game versus North Carolina.Smith, a forecasted NBA first-round draft pick, reported neck and elbow pain and had numbness in his right arm, and he was stretchered off the court midway through the 2nd half of Saturday’s game.Smith was taken to UNC Medical Center and all x-rays were negative, the school announced Sunday morning. He returned to Raleigh on Saturday night.”Our thoughts and prayers today are with Terquavion,”NC State coach Kevin Keatts stated after Saturday’s game. “It’s an extremely psychological scenario for me right now. … My prayers and my thoughts constantly go to my players in these kinds of minutes. “Editor’s Picks Smith suffered a hard nasty while driving to the basket with 9:45 left in the second half, landing on his back. He stayed on the flooring for several minutes as trainers attended to him and his colleagues searched. A stretcher was then drawn out. NC State said medical procedure required the use of a backboard and stretcher to move Smith due to the report of neck pain.North Carolina’s Leaky Black was examined an ostentatious foul 2 and ejected from the game.In a tweet on Saturday night, Smith wrote: “I am great value all the prayers and issue.”A 6-foot-4 guard, Smith is No. 21 in ESPN’s NBA draft rankings. He leads the ACC in
scoring(19.1 PPG)and is 4th in helps(4.7).