Late in Saturday's evening practice, Stanford conducted their first live scrimmage action of this preseason camp. One big running play took the ball up the sideline on a sweep, but left laying on the field behind the action was Gustav Rydstedt. The redshirt junior nose tackle took a hit that knocked him out.
It was one of the most frightening scenes in many years of watching practices at Stanford, to see Rydstedt lay motionless for a long time while the training staff and equipment manager tended to him. The fire department soon arrived, followed by an ambulance driving out onto the field. Rydstedt later regained consciousness and was taken to Stanford Hospital.
The report we heard late Saturday night was that Rydstedt may have suffered no worse than a concussion, and that he will be okay. We hope to follow up with more details on Rydstedt's condition later today.
Post by Redshirt info on Aug 13, 2007 10:56:23 GMT 1
Nej, det betyder att han var redshirtad sitt första år på Stanford. Det är ett uttryck som används för att förklara hur länge spelaren har varit på skolan och hur länge han får vara kvar som aktiv spelare.
Just 18 hours after he was driven off the practice field by an ambulance, redshirt junior nose tackle Gustav Rydstedt was walking the sidelines Sunday and flashing a few smiles. Late in Saturday's evening practice, the Swede was knocked unconscious by a hit during a live scrimmage period, laying motionless on the field for some time. He regained consciousness and thankfully was found at the Stanford Medical Center to have suffered no worse than a concussion from the incident.
"I'm pretty tired, and I have a headache," Rydstedt says. "I can't remember much that happened."
"It was eerie," says head coach Jim Harbaugh of Saturday night's scary scene. "I was really amazed at the way our trainer handled things, and the job by the doctors at the Stanford Emergency. It was just top shelf. He got a CAT last night, and everything was normal with his neck and his brain. That was tremendous news. He has some symptoms today, and we'll have to wait until those are completely calmed down."
Rydstedt has a well-deserved reputation on the team as one of the top tough guys, playing without complaints through any array of injuries. We can remember three years ago, when Rydstedt as a new freshman on The Farm suffered his first injury at Stanford. He was disgusted and fought against the yellow jersey that the trainers ordered him to wear the next practice, signaling no contact drills. Coming back from a concussion is serious business, however, and nobody wants to see Rydstedt play the part of the tough guy too soon.
"When you're dealing with the head, the heart or the back, those are just things you don't play through. We just explain that to him," says Harbaugh. "'Goose' is a smart guy. He doesn't speak seven languages for