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Rigg Tweets He's "Alright" After Collision in WVU Loss

NORMAN, Okla. -

West Virginia senior linebacker Doug Rigg took to Twitter to alleviate concerns about his condition after he was carted off the field Saturday night in Norman following a collision with his own teammate.

"I'm alright thank you for all the support I am on the plane with the team safely I will try and respond after we land," Rigg's tweet read early Sunday morning. 

On Facebook, Rigg posted that he suffered a concussion.

Rigg and safety Karl Joseph collided late in the fourth quarter with the Mountaineers trailing 16-7 and he did not move as he lay on the field.

The rest of his teammates crowded around him when it was clear that it was not a typical injury, the training staff attending to the fallen Mountaineer. Head coach Dana Holgorsen relived what he saw after the game.

"He was out cold," Holgorsen said of Rigg. "But he was moving his hands and his feet. Obviously, scary. He collided with one of our guys and was out cold. Started responding and was moving his hands and feet, so that was a good sign. I haven't heard anything since then."

Rigg was transported off of the field on a cart with his body and head immobilized, his facemask having been removed, but his helmet still in place. According to the FOX broadcast, he was taken to a local hospital in Oklahoma City, but some of his teammates posted pictures of Rigg wearing a neck brace at the airport before the Mountaineers got back on their plane to return to Morgantown.

"I think I hit him, unfortunately," Joseph said after the game. "I was trying to come down and make a play, I think I hit him around the neck area."

Joseph described the feeling of watching over Rigg while he was initially unresponsive.

"It's scary. I'm just praying that he's all right and we can get him back on the field," he said.

Rigg is one of the defense's most experience's players, having played in 39 games with West Virginia in his career. He is considered a leader at the inside linebacker position.

Sophomore linebacker Isaiah Bruce also went down in the game Saturday and did not play the entire second half, but Holgorsen did not disclose the nature of his injury, saying he would have an injury report in the coming days. 

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