Lewis suffered concussion after hit to jaw

Updated: January 7, 2004, 5:39 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Nick Lewis returned to San Diego and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a concussion during Monday's game at New Mexico, Toreros coach Brad Holland said Wednesday.

Lewis was knocked out after he was hit on the jaw. He ended up being removed from the Pit on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital for a CT scan.

"When I saw him on the court, he was out," Holland said. "When he came out of it he said there was tingling in his legs. So as a precautionary measure they took him to the hospital, but all the tests were normal.

"He's moving around fine. He should be able to play next week. But he has no recollection of the event."

Holland said Lewis should play against Loyola Marymount on Jan. 15 and against Pepperdine on Jan. 17. Injuries already have been a problem for the struggling Toreros (3-12), who are down to seven scholarship players after losing four to injuries.

Andy Katz is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

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