Vanderbilt RB Hawkins suffers head injury

Updated: November 10, 2007, 5:57 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt running back Jared Hawkins was carted off the field Saturday against Kentucky (No. 25 BCS, No. 24 AP) after taking a blow to the head on a late hit by Wildcats strong safety Ashton Cobb.

Hawkins was able to get up and walk to the cart after about five minutes. His status was not immediately announced. Hawkins had six rushes for 39 yards before leaving the game. Cobb was flagged for a 15-yard penalty, his second of the game.

Kentucky running back Rafael Little was sidelined earlier with a leg injury. Little was injured on the opening drive of the second half, and Kentucky announced his return as uncertain.

He started against Vanderbilt after missing three games with a thigh injury. Little had 14 rushes for 69 yards before leaving the game.

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