Marshall's surgery successful

Published: Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:56 p.m.

Columbia coach Brian Allen reports that Trey Marshall had successful emergency surgery on a ruptured stomach and the senior strong safety was doing fine Friday morning at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Marshall, one of the state's top recruits who has committed to Florida State, took a vicious helmet hit to the gut while trying to make a tackle on a kick return in the first quarter of Thursday's game against Lincoln in Tallahassee. He laid motionless on the ground and had to be escorted onto a stretcher, where he was taken directly to the hospital.

The Tigers won the game, 28-14.

“They planned to move him out of ICU this morning,” Allen said. “He will be in the hospital for four days. They want to make sure there is no infection. Then he will go home. The standard recovery time for his injury is four to six weeks.”

“He's doing well and was able to talk to coaches and players,” texted Columbia athletic director Dennis Dotson. “So far so good.”

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