USM baseball player injured, in critical but stable condition

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - According to Southern Miss Athletic Director Bill McGillis, Michael Gilbert was injured Thursday morning as the baseball team was in the midst of a team conditioning session at the Rock.

Gilbert and two other players were carrying a log on their right shoulders in single file when Gilbert apparently lost his balance.

The log fell on his head and he was rushed to Forrest General hospital, then later transferred to UMC by ambulance.

McGillis said Gilbert was conscious at the hospital and as he was being transferred to UMC.

Gilbert is a native of Saucier, Mississippi.