Southwest Guilford basketball player hurt during game; players in gym pray as he is taken to hospital

HICKORY, N.C. – A Southwest Guilford basketball player was taken to the hospital after a terrible fall during the state playoffs on Saturday.

The Southwest Guilford Cowboys were playing Concord Cox Mill in the West Regional Final in Hickory when Christian Martin went in for a dunk, got off balance and came down hard.

Martin was down for a long time as the players and many in the gym prayed. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

Martin is recovering at a hospital in Hickory where he's with his family, according to Southwest Guilford Coach Guy Shavers. He is in stable condition and his family is optimistic about his recovery.

Southwest Guilford went on to win the game in an 88-58 victory.

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