Texas Tech LB Bryce Ramirez has fractured his lower left leg and will remain in hospital overnight

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Texas Tech linebacker Bryce Ramirez has a fractured left leg and will remain in a Raleigh, North Carolina, area hospital overnight for further medical attention, the school announced via Twitter on Sunday.

Texas Tech sports medicine staff members were with Ramirez at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh and were expected to stay with the fourth-year junior until he can return safely to Lubbock.

Ramirez was injured in the first quarter Saturday night at 12th-ranked NC State when his teammates attacked Wolfpack running back Jordan Houston, the heap rolling on Ramirez’s left leg, which was planted in the turf. The lower left leg was abnormally twisted while lying on the grass; the team’s coaches used a towel to cover the leg when they began to treat it.

Ramirez was alert and several NC State players came out to offer a thumbs up or wishes before being put on a motorized cart and then transported to the hospital. The game was stopped for about 10 minutes.

In a tweet from his personal account on SundayRamirez thanked Texas Tech fans for their support, and he ended his message with a red heart and then a black one – the school’s primary colors.

“Thank you all for your prayers, love and support!!! Love you Red Raider Nation!!!” Ramirez tweeted.

NC State won 27-14.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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