BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech safety Michael Cole was taken off the field in an ambulance in the third quarter of the Hokies' game against No. 8 Florida State on Thursday night.
Replays showed Cole's head apparently crashing into the side of a Seminoles player on an 11-yard run by Lonnie Pryer. The redshirt freshman lay on the field face down for several minutes as medical personnel attended to him. They eventually loaded him onto a stretcher and put him in an ambulance.
During the 10-minute delay, most in the crowd stood and watched in silence. They chanted ``Let's Go Hokies! Let's Go Hokies!'' as the ambulance drove away.
The school's sports information department says Cole sustained a neck sprain, but has feeling and movement in his extremities. It says he was taken to LewisGale Hospital as a precaution.