South Sumter's Jamarco McKinnon looks to be ok after spending night in hospital with neck injury

It looks like South Sumter defensive back Jamarco McKinnon will be OK following a stay at Tampa General Hospital on Friday night after a scary injury in South Sumter's loss to Miramar Everglades.

He was expected to be released from the hospital Saturday afternoon, according to South Sumter assistant Ty Lawrence.

Lawrence said he had talked to South Sumter head coach Inman Sherman, who was at Tampa General with McKinnon.

Lawrence said McKinnon has movement in his arms and legs and was watching football while waiting for the doctor to come in and release him.

Lawrence said McKinnon made "a great tackle", but he was hit in the forehead by the knee of another South Sumter player, causing his head to snap back.

McKinnon was airlifted from the field to Tampa General.

He is a 6-foot, 170-pound senior who is ranked No. 60 on the Sentinel's 2011 Central Florida Super60.

According to stats turned in from last night's game, a 49-14 loss to 6A Everglades, McKinnon had eight tackles (5 solos, 3 assists) before the injury early in the fourth quarter.

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