Duck Football: Barner released from hospital

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Trainers and members of the Pullman Fire Department assist oregon kickoff returner Kenjon Barner, second from right, after he was knocked out during the first quarter quarter of an NCAA college football game against Washington State Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Oregon won 43-23. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)


PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Oregon running back has been released from Pullman Regional Hospital after spending the night following a scary collision against Washington State.

Oregon spokesman Dave Williford said in an e-mail Sunday that Barner was discharged and heading back to Eugene with an Oregon team physician.

Barner was hit at full speed by Washington State's Anthony Carpenter on a kickoff return during the first quarter in Oregon's 43-23 win on Saturday. Barner was tended to on the field for more 10 minutes on Saturday left the stadium in an ambulance. Medics brought out a backboard, but Barner eventually sat up and walked with assistance to a stretcher.

Barner is Oregon's third leading rusher on the season. The No. 2 Ducks are off until Oct. 21 when they host UCLA.