Miami safety Kamren Kinchens is taken to a trauma center after he was left motionless following a tackle on Texas A&M wide receiver in a frightening scene
- The 20-year-old attempted a tackle with 1:33 left on the fourth play
- Initial reports after the game indicated that things were “relatively normal” with Kinchens
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Kamren Kinchens, a junior football player at the University of Miami, appeared to have suffered a serious injury at the end of the Hurricanes’ victory over Texas A&M on Saturday in South Florida.
The All-American safety attempted to make a play in the fourth quarter, but was left nearly motionless on the turf after colliding with Aggies receiver Ainias Smith.
According to the school, Kinchens was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.
The Hurricanes would improve to 2-0 with two wins, 48-33, while the Aggies would fall to 1-1 on the year.
Miami head coach Mario Cristobal said initial reports indicated things were “relatively normal” for Kinchens. Cristobal said he was on his way to the hospital after his postgame news conference but expected Kinchens to be OK.
Kamren Kinchens, a junior safety for Miami, suffered a serious injury with 1:33 left in the fourth
Kinchens attempted a tackle on the fourth play but collided with A&M’s Ainas Smith
Kinchens has been a member of the Miami Hurricanes football team since his commitment in 2021
Kinchens was loaded onto a stretcher and carted off the field before being taken to the hospital
“It’s as hard as it gets.” “You have parents in the stands,” Cristobal said. “Very hopeful. I don’t like to get ahead of myself, but I want to believe that everything is moving in the right direction.”
Cristobal added that he will visit Kinchens as soon as he has the chance to leave Hard Rock Stadium.
Medical staff attended to Kinchens when players from both teams suffered a knee injury with 1:33 left in Saturday’s game.
After Kinchens was treated for several minutes, medical staff placed him on a stretcher and carried him off the field. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The crowd, electrified as Miami mounted a comeback from an early 10-point hole, fell silent.
Some of Kinchens’ teammates gathered in a circle and prayed.
The Hurricanes later shared their thoughts with Kinchens on social media: “We love you, 5.”
“We love you, 5,” the Miami Hurricanes football account on X, formerly known as Twitter, said after Saturday’s home win.
Kinchens was having a big game up to that point with an interception by Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman in the third quarter.
He was an All-American last year and a preseason All-American this year.