Broken Arrow Star Receiver Leaves 6A Semifinal In Ambulance


Friday, November 29th 2013, 11:54 pm
By: News On 6


Broken Arrow's star receiver is expected to be OK after he was taken from the field by ambulance during the final moments of the Class 6A semifinal on Friday night in Owasso.

With 1:18 left in the game and the Tigers down 30-18, senior Austin Reed caught a pass over the middle and was hit hard by Union defenders.

According to News On 6 anchor Charlie Hannema, who was on the sidelines, Reed stood up, took a few steps "then he just crumbled to the ground."

An ambulance was brought in and Reed was taken to a hospital. About 20 minutes later, a doctor with the Union staff told Hannema that Reed was moving his arms and legs.

BA head coach Steve Spavital said Reed had a little "spinal tingling," but should be OK.

Early in the 2012 season, Reed was taken off the field on a stretcher after a helmet-to-helmet collision, but didn't incur major injuries.

Reed is one of 6A's leading receivers.