Updated: Nov 2, 2020
Tight end DaMarcus Thomas airlifted from practice field after sustaining possible spinal injury. Initial reports reported Thomas as unresponsive and motionless for several minutes following a "freak accident" on a routine play. Shaken head coach Lane Kiffin said during a press conference that he had never seen an injury to this extent in his career in football. Kiffin gave a more promising update later, saying Thomas regained some movement and feeling before being loaded into the helicopter - but the initial diagnosis is still uncertain.
The football program's culture continues to be defined by the legacy of Chucky Mullins, who shattered four vertebrae making a tackle in a 1989 game against Vanderbilt and died 19 months later.
A four-star recruit from Whatley, Alabama, Thomas has played in five of Ole Miss's six games so far in the 2020 season.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m CST): University reports Thomas airlifted to Memphis Regional Medical Center, it is reported that he has regained movement in all extremities and physicians optimistic. UPDATE (6:05 p.m CST): Thomas being released from hospital.