Football: Matthew Harris leaves Penn State game with scary injury

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

Sophomore cornerback Matthew Harris left Northwestern’s game against Penn State on Saturday with an apparent head or neck injury.

Harris collided helmets with Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg late in the third quarter and immediately fell limp. He was treated near the sideline for several minutes before being taken off the field on a stretcher, giving a thumbs-up on his way out.

Coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the game all tests came back clear for Harris and he will travel home with the team.

According to the Big Ten Network broadcast, Harris was responsive almost immediately but was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

The sophomore has been one of the Wildcats’ two starting cornerbacks since taking over the job midway through the 2013 season.

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