Gamecocks guard Brenton Williams (1) leaves the court by a stretcher after being injured during the second half against the St. John's Red Storm at Carnesecca Arena. (Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE)
Columbia, SC (AP, WLTX) - South Carolina guard Brenton Williams is back in Columbia after suffering an injury during the team's game with St. Johns.
Williams drove the lane and was fouled by Phil Greene on Thursday night. As he was falling St. John's 6-foot-9, 223-pound freshmen forward Chris Obekpa also fell and he landed on Williams. The 175-pound Williams had his neck placed in a brace and he was slid on a backboard and placed on the stretcher.
He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and was later released. Williams then returned with the team to Columbia.
The severity of the injury isn't yet known.