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Michigan State Cheerleader Released From Hospital

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TAMPA, FL - MARCH 17: A cheerleader from the Michigan State Spartans performs against the UCLA Bruins during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at St. Pete Times Forum on March 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – MARCH 17: A cheerleader from the Michigan State Spartans performs against the UCLA Bruins during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at St. Pete Times Forum on March 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State cheerleader has been released from the hospital after a scary fall during her school’s basketball game against Florida State.

The school says Taylor Young was discharged from Sparrow Hospital early Thursday.

The junior from Twin Lake, Mich., was raised into the air and fell onto her face during a timeout Wednesday night in East Lansing. Dr. Jeff Kovan, the basketball team’s physician, was among the medical personnel who evaluated the cheerleader. She was slowly strapped to a backboard and her head was immobilized.

The cheerleader smiled and stuck both thumbs up when the crowd cheered after she was lifted onto a stretcher.

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