Rhode Island’s Jarvis Garrett leaves Cincinnati game on a stretcher

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There was a frightening scene on Saturday afternoon as Rhode Island guard Jarvis Garrett was forced from the game on a stretcher. Garrett took a hard fall under the hoop when his head came crashing down into the knee of a cameraman, according to ESPN.com.

Garrett was placed in a neck brace before being loaded onto the stretcher.

From the report:

He stayed on the floor for several minutes, before walking under his own power to the stretcher, and he was seen saying, “I’m OK.” He was taken to Backus Hospital for tests.

Coach Dan Hurley told ESPN there is concern about the back of his neck, but the hope is it’s more precautionary.

When at full strength, Rhode Island has one of the top programs in the country, but they will need Garrett to return to the court sooner rather than later in order to reach their full potential.

Rhoe Island hung on to defeat Cincinnati on Saturday, 76-71, to advance to 4-0 on the season.

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