Morgan State forward Thair Heath was released from a hospital and was resting Tuesday in his campus room after a scary midair collision during Monday night's game at Coppin State in Baltimore.
Heath crashed to the floor while attempting a dunk after Coppin State's Michael Murray blocked the shot with under 14 minutes left in the first half of Morgan State's 82-77 victory before 3,103.
Heath landed on his shoulder and head and lay on the floor unresponsive from the waist down for about 20 minutes until paramedics arrived. He was taken off on a stretcher in a neck brace and transported to the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland, where X-rays came back negative and he was released late Monday night.
Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman said Tuesday that the team doctor will re-evaluate Haith in a few days. It is uncertain when Haith will return to action.
"He was laughing and joking last night at the hospital," Bozeman said, according to the Baltimore Sun. "So that was good to see."
Heath, a senior from Los Angeles, is averaging 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds this season for the Bears.
"He's a good kid and he plays hard," Bozeman said. "He'll bounce back. He's a tough kid."
Morgan State is 10-14 overall and 7-4 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.