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UK cheerleader released from hospital after fall

Published: Aug. 31, 2014 at 4:59 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2014 at 8:02 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - A University of Kentucky cheerleader was released from a hospital Saturday night following an injuring during the UK football game at Commonwealth Stadium.

Sophomore Brooke Gibbs fell late in the fourth quarter of the Cats' 59-14, season-opening defeat of Tennessee-Martin.

[GAME SUMMARY: Cats crush Tennessee-Martin in season opener]

She was treated at UK Chandler Hospital and released.

A hush fell over the crowd after she fell, and a medical crew worked for several minutes to stabilize Gibbs and place her on a board before carting her off.

As she was being wheeled off the field, Gibbs flashed a thumbs-up sign to the crowd, prompting a full applause.

After being released from the hospital, Gibbs said she can't wait to get back to being 100 percent so she can re-join her teammates.

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved. The Associated Press also contributed to this report.