SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24: Marvin Jones #1 of the California Golden Bears is tackled by John Timu #10 after a catch during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

John Timu Injury: Appears 'Fine' After Head And Neck Tests At Hospital

Washington Huskies linebacker John Timu was taken off the field on a stretcher after taking a blow to the head on Saturday. The freshman linebacker was taken to the hospital, but has feeling in his extremities.

  • Live
2 Total Updates since September 24, 2011
  • Updates 2
  • All Updates 2

Huskies Linebacker John Timu Appears 'Fine' After Tests At Hospital

Washington Huskies fans can take a deep breath after witnessing a scaring scene during the end of the third quarter of Saturday's game against the California Golden Bears.

Timu was taken off the field by ambulance after he made helmet-to-helmet contact with Bears center Dominic Galas. The freshman linebacker was taken to Harborview Medical Center for neck x-rays. 

Garrett Gilliland just told the assorted media that the team received word that John Timu is "fine." (Via: @UWDailySports)

Washington LB John Timu is moving his extremities. Was taken to local hospital for neck X-rays. (

Via: @OkanesonCal)

Huskies Head Coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters, "So far so good. Results are coming back normal. All signs are good so far," regarding Timu's possible neck injury after Saturday's victory over California. 

Dave Mahler from 950 KJR Sports Radio speculates that Timu will probably stay overnight at Harborview for precaution. 

This is the best possible news for Timu and the Huskies as injuries of the head and neck can be life-threatening. 


John Timu Injury: Washington Huskies Linebacker Ambulanced Off The Field

Washington Huskies freshman linebacker John Timu made head to head contact and collided with California Golden Bears Center Dominic Galas with 1:45 left in the third quarter.

Husky trainers and paramedics immediately attended to Timu. It appears to be a head and neck injury as his face mask was removed. Timu was moving both his arms and legs while on the ground. Timu was put on a stretcher and subsequently loaded on to the ambulance that made its way onto the field. 

This is the third injury for the Huskies in Saturday's game. Running back Johri Fogerson and defensive end Hau'oli Jamora both left the game with knee injuries in the first half. 

The Husky Stadium crowd was immediately silenced and both teams went on their knees while Timu was being attended to. 

Timu is a Long Beach, California native and is in his first season with the Washington Huskies. 

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.