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Mizzou CB Munir Prince 'Resting Comfortably' After Being Taken To Hospital

Mizzou senior CB Munir Prince has feeling in all of his extremities and is "resting comfortably" in the hospital after being knocked unconscious at football practice and taken from the field in an ambulance.

Team physician Dr. Pat Smith said Prince had gone through a battery of tests and was doing well after being diagnosed with transient quadriplegia, a temporary loss of sensation in the upper and lower extremities.

"Munir's neurological status is improving and will continue to be monitored closely over several days," Smith said.  "We believe at this time that his prognosis is favorable."

Prince was knocked out on a punt return.

The returner, Jasper Simmons, had reversed field and Prince was caught in a blindside situation, knocked off his feet by the block of Marcus Malbrough, a 6-5 and 250 pound defensive end playing on the punt return unit.

Practice was halted as they took him away but the early signs, according to Mizzou officials, are positive.

After he was taken away, practice stopped and the team huddled for a prayer. They ended practice after that.