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|The student wearing Mississippi State's mascot costume suffered a broken leg during Thursday's game.|
The Mississippi State Bulldogs' mascot, "Bully," missed Thursday night's thrilling finish of MSU's 17-10 overtime win over rival Ole Miss after suffering an injury.
An ESPN camera cart reportedly ran over the leg of the student who wears the mascot costume. The accident caused a compound fracture and the student already has undergone two surgeries, according to clarionledger.com. This from MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin:
Keep Michaela Mills in your prayers. She's the MSU student in the Bully costume who broke her leg last night. Get well soon. #HailStateâ Scott Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) November 29, 2013
The accident happened during the fourth quarter, although it's unclear exactly how. Network camera carts stay on a designated path throughout any live broadcast, though it's not uncommon for people not affiliated with the TV crew (media, cheerleaders, security, etc.) to wander within harm's way. A few photos of the sideline scene after the accident have surfaced on Twitter:
Medical personnel applying air cast to Miss. State mascot. (Female Bully) pic.twitter.com/4kcIPayQ67â Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) November 29, 2013
state's mascot was just run over by the ESPN golf cart... pic.twitter.com/0NmjbzYHRTâ Luke Shemwell (@Lucipher_Shem) November 29, 2013
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