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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 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.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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