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Anderson County basketball got a scare Saturday night when the Bearcat mascot, Aric Day, apparently overheated and collapsed during player introductions before the Bearcats’ scrimmage with Covington Holmes at Cat Madness.
With the main lights down and only a spotlight on players as they were introduced, it appeared that Day and an Anderson player chest-bumped in the air, but Day fell to the ground and hit his head on the gym floor.
The introductions continued as many in attendance believed the accident was part of an unannounced stunt that Anderson players have made into a tradition at the annual event. When Day remained prone for a short time, school officials acted, calling an ambulance for assistance.
Day said on his Twitter account that he overheated and suffered a concussion, but said he was progressing toward a recovery from the incident.