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Hokies safety taken off field in ambulance

Published On: Nov 08 2012 10:46:06 PM CST
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BLACKSBURG, Va. -

Virginia Tech safety Michael Cole was taken off the field in an ambulance in the third quarter of Thursday night's game against No. 8 Florida State.
 
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 watching in silence. They chanted "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.