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|Ole Miss LB Serderius Bryant left Saturday's game with Texas A&M after being involved in a collision with Johnny Manziel.|
Ole Miss junior linebacker Serderius Bryant may have barely escaped a serious head or neck injury Saturday after being carted off the field on a gurney at Ole Miss with his head immobilized. The Rebels' leading tackler was involved in an awkward collision with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel on a fourth-quarter scramble as the Aggies were driving for their final touchdown.
Ole Miss' Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, with more than 60,000 in attendance, fell to an eerie hush for several minutes as medical personnel attended to Bryant, who initially remained motionless.
As Bryant's gurney rolled to the tunnel, he gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd, drawing warm applause and relief from Rebels fans. There was no official word from Ole Miss on Bryant's condition.
"We haven't heard. When I got out there, he had been knocked out," said Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze. "If that's the case, you're not really sure what the injury is. It looked like he had some movement to me. We're hopeful and will be praying for him."
Bryant recorded a team-high 12 tackles for Ole Miss, 11 of them solo stops, with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble.
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