Dixie’s Sam Guymon back home after scary injury

ST. GEORGE — Dixie forward Sam Guymon was released from the hospital and is reportedly home resting after a scary injury during the Dixie-Pine View boys basketball game Wednesday night.

Guymon, a senior for the 8-4 Flyers, tweeted a picture of himself under the hashtag #ALIVEtweet, much to the relief of fans who witnessed him hit his head in dramatic fashion late in the basketball game. Guymon became entangled with Pine View center Kody Wilstead after Wilstead had rebounded a Dixie miss. The two tumbled to the ground, with Wilstead on top of Guymon. Immediately after the incident, bystanders, including a Community Education Channel-TV cameraman, frantically motioned for trainers to come to Guymon’s aid.

Sam Guymon Tweeted this photo from Dixie Regional Medical Center after Wednesday's injury. He was later released from the hospital.
Sam Guymon Tweeted this photo from Dixie Regional Medical Center after Wednesday’s injury. He was later released from the hospital.

An ambulance crew and trainers for both teams attended to Guymon, who was unconscious for several minutes. After regaining consciousness, he was somewhat unresponsive and medical crew retrieved a backboard stretcher and continued to attend to the 17 year old. Guymon’s parents were also called to the scene as the game was put on hold for about 20 minutes.

Guymon was then taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, where he was treated for a concussion and released.

“That was some scary stuff,” Pine View coach Darrell Larsen said. “It puts all this sports stuff in perspective. What’s really important is these kids and each other. We just hope and pray he is OK.”

Dixie athletic director Mike Bair said Guymon was “OK and able to go home,” adding that Guymon had received a priesthood blessing, which is a kind of blessing for healing administered by a Melchizedek Priesthood holder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Pine View won the game, 61-44. Dixie has made no statement as to Guymon’s availability for Friday’s Region 9 game vs. Snow Canyon. As per most head injuries, heavy precautions will be taken to insure Guymon’s safety. He most likely will be out at least a week, maybe longer.

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11 Comments

  • rachel gee January 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

    He is 17… not 18. I’m his sister, trust me.

  • Rachel Gee January 9, 2014 at 1:06 am

    He is 17, not 18. And he has been given instruction that he can’t play any sports until he has been cleared by a neurologist. An appointment will likely be set in the next few days. I’m his sister and was there at the hospital when the doctor gave him instructions.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic January 9, 2014 at 6:26 am

      Got it, Rachel – thank you for the update. πŸ˜€
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  • Ken January 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I’m not sure why the whole LDS thing was needed! If you feel it’s relevant then I’m sure you will be including everyone’s religion in future articles. I’m glad the young man is ok and that’s all that need to be reported or maybe you can tell us what he ate for dinner last night!

  • Angie January 9, 2014 at 8:25 am

    My boys were watching the game and were so worried about him. Glad he will be okay! Hope he is cleared to play soon! Thoughts are prayers are sure with him!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the update on him!

  • Anthony January 9, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I was one of the camera man from CEC and I am glad he is OK. Soon as he hit I knew he was injured. I was not the one to motion for help but I was next to two Paramedics from Gold Cross Ambulance who responded so quickly and professionally to attend to Sam. Very happy he is OK. It was some intense moments. Get feeling better.

  • bUB January 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I get that this article is more newsworthy than other sports articles, but I really wish these sports articles could go in their own section. Some of really have no interest in reading about sports games.

  • Heather Young January 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    God bless you and your family Sam. Get better soon

  • nate January 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Hey BUB…And yet you clicked on the sport link and commented. You could just, you know, skip the article. No one’s making you read it. Some of us like sports articles regarding local teams. Perhaps StONe’s could make a special section just for.

  • nate January 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    StONe’s= StGNews

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