Bene Benwikere Injury: Updates on San Jose State DB's Status

Tim KeeneyContributor ISeptember 28, 2013

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San Jose State cornerback Bene Benwikere suffered a frightening injury on Friday night, as he was knocked out and forced to be taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter against Utah State. 

Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel provided the scary news but followed it up with a far more positive update:

Really, really bad injury in the SJSU game. Bene Benwikere knocked out, being prepped for stretcher. Team out on the field.

— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 28, 2013

Good sight: Benwikere's eyes open, waving to the crowd as he's being carted off.

— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 28, 2013

Benwikere was released from the hospital to return home and was tweeting on Saturday.