Breshad Perriman Injury: Updates on UCF WR's Status, Likely Return Date

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 9, 2013

December 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; UCF Knights wide receiver Breshad Perriman (81) runs with the ball against the Ball State Cardinals during the  first quarter of the St. Petersburg Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman suffered a scary injury on Saturday night against the Houston Cougars.

Joseph Duarte of The Houston Chronicle reported the sophomore wideout was hit over the middle by Zach McMillian, with McMillian getting flagged for targeting.

Houston CB Zach McMillian with the crushing hit on Breshad Perriman who is injured on the field; flagged for targeting

— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) November 10, 2013

Perriman was carted off the field on a stretcher, via the Orlando Sentinel's Paul Tenorio.

Perriman being wheeled off the field on a stretcher now.

— Paul Tenorio (@osknights) November 10, 2013

Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel reported he was able to at least give the fans a thumbs up as he was leaving the field, which is always an encouraging sign.

Breshad Perriman gives thumbs up while being carted off the field. Gets a big cheer from crowd.

— Matt Murschel (@osmattmurschel) November 10, 2013

The Orlando Sentinel added this:

#UCF receiver Breshad Perriman headed to hospital for precationary checks .. looks like he should be fine.

— Sentinel Recruiting (@OS_Recruiting) November 10, 2013

Breshad Perriman is the son of former NFL wideout Brett Perriman. The elder Perriman spent 10 years in the NFL, with the majority of those seasons as a member of the Detroit Lions. He caught 525 passes for 6,589 yards and 30 touchdowns.

The younger Perriman is following in his father's footsteps. He came into the game as the Knights' leading receiver and caught five passes for 60 yards before leaving Saturday's game against the Cougars.

Check back for the latest updates on Perriman's health when they become available.