Pierce returns to Philly after hospital stay

Temple running back Bernard Pierce was in an Athens area hospital for several hours after Wednesday night's 35-31 Mid-American Conference East Division setback to Ohio. He missed the team’s charter flight back to Philadelphia but returned to Philadelphia on Thursday.

Pierce suffered a head injury while carrying the ball on Temple’s next to last offensive play.  A Temple spokesman wouldn’t disclose what type of head injury the 6-foot, 218-pounder has.

However, the junior was dazed on the play and had what appeared to be concussion-like symptoms as he was escorted to the sideline. His status for next Wednesday’s game against Miami of Ohio has yet to be determined. Pierce is already playing with a hamstring injury.

He finished the game with 84 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.