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Michigan St. Basketball

Cheerleader Carted Off Court

After Frightening Neck Injury

11/30/2011 5:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michigan State Cheerleader Fall

A Michigan State cheerleader laid motionless at center court for nearly 8 minutes tonight after falling during a stunt at the men's basketball game and landing on her neck.

Emergency personnel raced to her aide -- and after carefully loading the woman onto a gurney, she smiled and managed to give two thumbs up to the crowd.

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5:44 PM PST -- ESPN announcers just said the cheerleader is in stable condition and is able to move her arms and legs.

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Rogue Warrior    

Every time I visit a local high school or college game, I wait for THIS to happen, cause it's bound to happen!

1057 days ago
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Steve    

Iam glad that she will pull through. I wonder how many girls, women & men (coed) get severe injuries. People says that Cheerleading is not a sport, but I do think it is. It is dangerous, and this mishap shows it could happen.

1057 days ago
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JW    

TMZ, you don't fall and land on your neck. You land on your head, which twists and injures the neck. Sheesh!

1057 days ago
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Lisa    

Cheerleaders are some of the most vicious, vindictive people on the planet. I wonder if her colleagues let her fall on purpose. That's how things work in their world when you've pissed someone off. Man, the stories I could tell....

1057 days ago
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squeakermama    

Praying for a full recovery.

1057 days ago
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Kaffee    

These stunts that they have cheerleaders do are dangerous and should not be allowed. Is it worth someone being paralyzed? NO!

1057 days ago
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Kristi Reyes    

I used to coach college co ed cheer at a different university. There are strict rules about stunting, and I can tell you there should have been mats brought out to that floor during that routine. Whoever was in charge is in biiiiiiig trouble. I bet her teammates just feel awful. Thoughts out to all.

1057 days ago
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Dylan    

will she be able to **** a basketball player tonight?

1057 days ago
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jp    

Back Spot screwed up... the girl that was spotting in back blew it! lol...

1057 days ago
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weird al yankovich    

I wish her the best and have her in our prayers.

Yo go girl you're contribution to our happiness is well noted

Be strong for us

PEACE
WEIRD

1057 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

..I couldn't read thru this fast enuff...soooooooo HAPPY she seems fine! whew!

1057 days ago
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J.P.    

What in the heck does this have to do with the "Thirty Mile Zone"? I can go to FOX News for this.

1057 days ago
13.

Heather    

You people are TERRIBLE... ANY story that comes onto this website, EVERYONE is so MEAN.. I hope she's ok!

1057 days ago
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Jay W.     

Hope it a speedy recovery girl.

1057 days ago
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