Green safe after scare in practice

Northwestern sophomore running back Treyvon Green was released from a local hospital after a scary incident had him taken away from the team's practice in an ambulance.

Northwestern sophomore running back Treyvon Green passed all precautionary tests at a local hospital, that following a tackle in Friday's practice which had him taken away in an ambulance.

Green was struck toward the upper body by a tackler. The collision forced him to the turf of the indoor facility, requiring immediate medical attention.

Northwestern medical personnel rushed to Green assistance once the incident occurred. He received assistance before local authorities escorted him to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

"After a thorough evaluation, all tests results returned negative and we expect Treyvon to be released from the hospital this evening and make a full recovery," said NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald in a statement.

Fitzgerald along with NU running backs coach Matt MacPherson traveled with Green in the ambulance to a local hospital.

The incident forced all players and practice observers to clear the facility. Many Wildcat players gathered for a team prayer; some were visibly shaken by the scene.

Northwestern is set for a return to the practice field on Saturday.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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