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Mississippi State mascot injured by ESPN cart

"Bully" left the field on a stretcher after his run in with an ESPN TV cart.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Dec. 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM   |   Comments

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Not everyone was able to celebrate Mississippi State's win over Egg Bowl rival Ole Miss on Saturday night. MSU's bulldog mascot, "Bully," was clipped by an ESPN TV cart driving down the sideline in the game's fourth quarter, prompting medical crews to roll her away on a stretcher.

Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin identified the injured mascot as student Michaela Mills, who suffered a broken leg.



The Clarion Ledger said Mills underwent emergency surgery for a compound fracture, but was expected to make a full recovery.

NFL.com noted that media workers stay on designated pathways while filming the game, though its possible for others to get caught in their path.

Naturally, photos of the incident popped up on social media:




[SB Nation, Larry Brown Sports, Clarion Ledger]

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