ST. GEORGE — Dixie forward Sam Guymon was released from the hospital and is reportedly home resting after a scary injury during the Dixie-Pine View boys basketball game Wednesday night.
Guymon, a senior for the 8-4 Flyers, tweeted a picture of himself under the hashtag #ALIVEtweet, much to the relief of fans who witnessed him hit his head in dramatic fashion late in the basketball game. Guymon became entangled with Pine View center Kody Wilstead after Wilstead had rebounded a Dixie miss. The two tumbled to the ground, with Wilstead on top of Guymon. Immediately after the incident, bystanders, including a Community Education Channel-TV cameraman, frantically motioned for trainers to come to Guymon’s aid.
An ambulance crew and trainers for both teams attended to Guymon, who was unconscious for several minutes. After regaining consciousness, he was somewhat unresponsive and medical crew retrieved a backboard stretcher and continued to attend to the 17 year old. Guymon’s parents were also called to the scene as the game was put on hold for about 20 minutes.
Guymon was then taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, where he was treated for a concussion and released.
“That was some scary stuff,” Pine View coach Darrell Larsen said. “It puts all this sports stuff in perspective. What’s really important is these kids and each other. We just hope and pray he is OK.”
Dixie athletic director Mike Bair said Guymon was “OK and able to go home,” adding that Guymon had received a priesthood blessing, which is a kind of blessing for healing administered by a Melchizedek Priesthood holder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Pine View won the game, 61-44. Dixie has made no statement as to Guymon’s availability for Friday’s Region 9 game vs. Snow Canyon. As per most head injuries, heavy precautions will be taken to insure Guymon’s safety. He most likely will be out at least a week, maybe longer.
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