Miami’s upset win over No. 23 Texas A&M didn’t come without a scary moment.
With 1:56 left in the fourth quarter of their 48-33 win at Hard Rock Stadium, Hurricanes safety Kamren Kinchens went in to make a tackle on Aggies receiver Ainias Smith and immediately fell to the ground.
While on the ground, he appeared to make a motion to the Hurricanes sideline with his left hand before the team’s medical personnel came over to attend to him.
After being attended to on the field, he was taken off on a cart and brought to Jackson Memorial Hospital, per the Associated Press.
While Kinchens was on the ground, he spoke with fellow safety James Williams.
“I was just telling him, ‘Look at me. Keep your eyes open. Breathe. You’re OK. It was OK,’” Williams said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “He was just telling me he wanted to finish.”
Though Miami head coach Mario Cristobal did not discuss the nature of the injury, he did seem hopeful that Kinchens would be OK and said that initial tests were “relatively normal.”
“It’s as hard as it gets. You’ve got parents in the stands,” Cristobal said, according to the Associated Press. “Very hopeful. I don’t like to get ahead of myself, but I’d like to think that everything is trending in the right direction.”
Kinchens is in his junior year with Miami after recording six interceptions and 59 tackles during a sophomore campaign in which he was named an All-America, First Team selection.
He recorded seven tackles and one fumble recovery before the injury Saturday.