USC cheerleader suffers concussion during Kentucky game

Published: Oct. 6, 2014 at 4:20 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2014 at 10:39 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – South Carolina cheerleader Lauren West was injured during the first quarter of Saturday night's South Carolina-Kentucky football game.

West received medical care immediately from Carolina's medical staff and was stabilized as a precaution, according to university officials.

"West had movement in all her body parts and was further evaluated at a local Kentucky hospital and released," the university said in a statement.

West was reevaluated Sunday morning by team physicians and was still sore and was additionally diagnosed with a concussion.

Team physicians will continue to follow her daily and follow South Carolina Sports Medicine concussion protocols before she is cleared to resume cheerleading, according to university officials.

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