Feagin will miss rest of season, suffers concussion

Published 12:01 am Thursday, December 22, 2011

James Feagin had X-rays on his head and neck at Dothan’s Southeast Alabama Medical Center on Wednesday morning, following his Tuesday-night accident during a basketball game at Red Level.

With two minutes to go in the third period against St. Luke’s, Feagin went up for a block on transition, fell over a player and landed on his head and neck area.

Coaches, relatives and those that offered help crowded around Feagin under the basketball goal, and he was soon taken by ambulance to Andalusia Regional Hospital, where he stayed in the emergency room. He was released from the hospital later Tuesday night, and after the X-rays, it was determined he had torn ligaments in his neck and suffered a concussion, Feagin’s mom, Melodie Hudson said.

“He’s in good spirits,” Hudson said of Feagin. “Although, he’s sad he’ll miss the rest of his senior season.”

After the accident occurred, Feagin’s grandmother Ruth Freeney approached the crowd around Feagin and said she immediately started praying.

“I asked the Lord to take care of him, and not let him have any deep injuries,” Freeney said. “I was scared, and I knew the Lord would take care of him.”

Hudson said she wants to thank those that kept her son in their prayers, especially the team.

“First and foremost, he just wants to thank everyone for praying for him,” Hudson said. “And from his friends and family, we thank everyone, too.”

Feagin was in his final season at RLHS, and his presence will be missed down in the paint, as he was an integral part of the Tigers’ rebound and lay up game.