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Utah State head coach suffers neck injury

Utah State head coach suffers neck injury

Posted - Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:56 p.m.



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LOGAN -- Utah State football head coach Gary Andersen suffered a neck injury at his home Monday morning when he got up too quickly and fell.

"Gary is a very fit and well conditioned individual with a low resting heart rate and low resting blood pressure," USU team physician Dr. Trek Lyons said. "He simply got up too quickly and fell, injuring his neck, which from the wear and tear on his neck from his football days made it a more worrisome injury. His prognosis is good, and he will be fine."

Andersen was released from the Logan Regional Hospital Emergency Room late Monday morning and spent the afternoon resting at his home before making an appearance at the Aggies' practice.

According to Dr. Lyons, Andersen will be in a neck brace as a precaution.

Andersen intends on resuming full coaching activities and be with his team for USU's game against BYU on Friday.

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