On Thursday afternoon, a scary incident occurred at Oregon State’s football practice. According to multiple reports, defensive back Jaydon Grant was taken to the hospital after colliding with a fence.
According to Oregon State reporter Brenden Slaughter, Grant attempted to break up a pass during 11-on-11 drills. Grant’s momentum reportedly carried him into a scary collision with a fence.
Grant was taken off the field on a stretcher and eventually taken to the hospital.
Beavers head coach Jonathan Smith spoke with reporters about the incident after practice. “We’re taking every precaution. I don’t have exact details, but we’re taking all the precautions,” Smith said of Grant.
Angie Machado of 247Sports’ Oregon State site broke the news.
Scary moment at #GoBeavs practice today as @JaydonGrant was taken off field in ambulance after colliding with a fence going up for an int. Coach Smith addressed and said they are taking every precaution.
Send some good thoughts or prayers up to the universe. #GoBeavs 👏🏻
— Angie Machado (@AngieMachado1) March 14, 2019
The sophomore defensive back was able to move his extremities before being stretchered off the field, according to reports.
Grant suffered season-ending injuries in each of his first two seasons before making a significant impact last year.
Grant played in 10 games for the Beavers during the 2018 season. He racked up 16 tackles on the season, though 10 of those came in just two games against Stanford and Oregon.
We’ll update this story when more becomes known about Grant’s condition.