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Clemson safety sprains neck but should recover

Kantrell Brown lay motionless on the field after a kickoff Saturday against Wake Forest. Tests showed no serious damage.

October 19, 2009|Associated Press

Clemson backup safety Kantrell Brown sprained his neck against Wake Forest but is expected to make a full recovery.

Brown, a sophomore, lay motionless, face first, on the Clemson field Saturday afternoon after a kickoff return by the Demon Deacons. He was taken off the field on a stretcher with his neck in a brace, although he was moving his legs, arms and hands before he left the field.

The school said Brown was taken to Oconee Memorial Hospital in South Carolina where tests were negative for anything more serious. Brown returned to campus shortly after Clemson's 38-3 victory.

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Receiver likely out

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier says he doesn't think receiver Moe Brown will be cleared to play Saturday against Vanderbilt after suffering a concussion against Alabama. Two defenders hit the senior captain after an eight-yard catch in the first half. Brown was carted off the field on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. He flew home from Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the team.

Spurrier also said suspended defensive back Akeem Auguste would be available.

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