Christopher Smith

UCF WR Perriman Carted Off

Created on Nov. 09, 2013 11:38 PM EST

Central Florida fans and players endured a scary moment Saturday when receiver Breshad Perriman took a vicious hit.

Perriman landed with limp limbs and stayed on the field for nearly 15 minutes before being carted off.

The sophomore receiver gave a thumbs up to the home crowd before being transported to the hospital by ambulance, but coach George O'Leary told reporters Perriman will be OK.

Houston defensive back Zack McMillian got a targeting penalty on the play and was ejected. McMillian appeared to lead with the shoulder, twisting his upper body as he struck, and ricocheted into Perriman's facemask.

McMillian appeared to re-enter the field through the tunnel once he took off his uniform, possibly to check on Perriman, and the TV broadcast showed him getting pelted with boos as the crowd heaved drinks his direction.

Perriman's father, former NFL receiver Brett Perriman, did walk onto the field to check on his son.

The team did not release an initial diagnosis, but Paul Tenorio of the Orlando Sentinel tweeted that a source called Perriman's injury a concussion and said medical personnel were taking a "precautionary approach" with his neck.

Perriman entered the game with 22 catches for 507 yards.

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