Gallman says hit was dirty, doesn't remember much after "going to sleep"


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Gallman tries to stand after hit by NC State's Dravious Wright
Gallman tries to stand after hit by NC State's Dravious Wright

CLEMSON – Clemson’s Wayne Gallman hopes to return to practice this week, and he hopes he’s cleared to play against Florida St. this Saturday.

If he plays, he also hopes he remembers everything that happened.

The junior running back met with the media Monday morning in the WestZone, and he said that the events surrounding the concussion he suffered against NC State nine days ago are, predictably, quite fuzzy.

Gallman missed most of No. 3 Clemson's 24-17 overtime win against NC State after he took a hard hit in the opening quarter and was taken into the locker room. Wolfpack defensive back Dravious Wright led with his helmet and hit Gallman in the earhole of his helmet, and Gallman immediately fell to the ground, limp and apparently unconscious.

Gallman doesn’t know if he was knocked out or not.

“I just remember catching the ball, making a move, going north and after that I don't remember anything at all until I got back to the training room,” Gallman said, “It's like I went to sleep and I woke up in the training room. When I saw the video of myself walking off, I don't even remember that. I’ve never been at the point where I couldn't remember something I did before. For me it is not really scary. It's like, dang that really happened?”

Gallman said he has passed the team’s concussion protocol and expects to play against the Seminoles Saturday night.

He also doesn’t really feel like he was concussed.

“I'm fine. I'm ready to play. I went through the concussion protocol this last week, but I think I'm good this week,” Gallman said. “Basically, I went through different drills with my helmet on just to see after I ran did I have any headaches or was there this or was there that. Was the light hurting me? Those little things. I passed everything. I just ran a little bit, did some drills just to make sure that they knew I was right in the head. It was little work that they wanted me to do.

“Of course, I don't think I have one because I am ready to play. I'm not going to tell you I had a concussion. They said I had one so I had to go to concussion protocol.”

He then said he expects to practice Monday.

“I think they're going to let me go today because we're in shorts, but for pads, I think I'll be full-go Thursday,” Gallman said. “Today, they're letting me practice because it's just shorts. I'm pretty sure they'll give me different word throughout the week, but as far as Florida State, I'm playing against Florida State.”

Gallman said the pain of the injury was minor compared to the pain of watching his teammates compete without him.

“It hurt really bad. I hate doing that. I hate not being able to practice,” he said. “I hate not being able to play. I just had to stand on the sidelines at N.C. State because I told Coach Swinney that I was fine and I could go back in, but they told me no. It's hard. I hate having to do that, but I'm glad to be able to practice this week. That was my first time ever dealing with something like that. I've never really not been able to remember something but hopefully that doesn't happen again.”

He said he thinks Wright’s hit was intentionally dirty, and he wanted someone to make sure Wright paid for the hit.

“Yeah. Pretty much (hit was intentionally dirty). He didn't lead with his hands,” he said. “He just came with his head. I saw it everywhere. I wanted somebody that was in the game to hurt him if they could since I wasn't able to be in. “

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spacer 2 wrongs don't...
tigrrfan
spacer Re: 2 wrongs don't...
TigerNut21
spacer And backed up by their coach on his coach's show.
Rocky the Tiger®
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elwyn07®
spacer This hit should have been reviewed by the ACC officiating...
iTiger
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b2westfarm
spacer I'm guessing the coaches aren't going to be happy
flyslyw
spacer Re: 2 wrongs don't...
InletTiger15®
spacer Interesting to see many people reverting to more barbaric
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Well, someone has to do your dirty linen for you. Be
peanut
spacer Could you be specific? Who is doing wrong things on my
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer We are definitely going off topic here but
InletTiger15®
spacer as are******
InletTiger15®
spacer You skipped a couple of steps there.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer or it may be a symptom of perceived injustices everywhere
InletTiger15®
spacer Re: or it may be a symptom of perceived injustices everywhere
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer I didn't suggest the entire team be knocked out or their families
InletTiger15®
spacer Wanting another player to get hit very hard is one thing
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: or it may be a symptom of perceived injustices everywhere
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer BTW, isn't the theory of nuclear MAD the EXACT equivalent...
iTiger
spacer MAD is a deterrent not a method of justice.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer In mathematical GAME THEORY, the result of an initial...
iTiger
spacer International political theory and domestic justice are two
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: BTW, isn't the theory of nuclear MAD the EXACT equivalent...
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Read the study in logic 'The Prisoners Dilemma' and get back with me***
tiger5by5®
spacer Re: Read the study in logic 'The Prisoners Dilemma' and get back with me***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Read the study in logic 'The Prisoners Dilemma' and get back with me***
tiger5by5®
spacer Re: Read the study in logic 'The Prisoners Dilemma' and get back with me***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Interesting to see many people reverting to more barbaric
MaukaTiger®
spacer I dislike both of the leading candidates but...
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Not me. I would like for him to get a pay back in
peanut
spacer Re: Not me. I would like for him to get a pay back in
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: 2 wrongs don't...
67Rat
spacer INTERESTING...a pattern of behavior...who would have...
iTiger
spacer Hey Drevious...
Razorpaws
spacer Human nature man. If somebody did that to me I'd want to
TigersAndCubs
spacer I loved it! An eye for an eye.***
CoolBreeze864
spacer Re: 2 wrongs don't...
mattthemurse
spacer Re: 2 wrongs don't...
tigerinaiken®
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spacer Re: New Story: Gallman says hit was dirty, doesn't remember much after "going to sleep"
Yoncejc
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TahoeTiger
spacer Glad to get him back. Could have done w/o that last quote.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Glad to get him back. Could have done w/o that last quote.
Classof09®
spacer Re: Glad to get him back. Could have done w/o that last quote.
Nate89®
spacer Re: Glad to get him back. Could have done w/o that last quote.
Classof09®
spacer Not really
tiger_thom®
spacer Won't call it dirty
tiger_thom®
spacer Re: Won't call it dirty
Classof09®
spacer No, I am not
tiger_thom®
spacer Re: No, I am not
Classof09®
spacer Classof09
Nate89®
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Classof09®
spacer You're either blind, an idiot, or both.....
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: You're either blind, an idiot, or both.....
Classof09®
spacer LOL...more knowledgeable....lol
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: You're either blind, an idiot, or both.....
InletTiger15®
spacer Re: Classof09
Nate89®
spacer INTENT?
Country Gentleman®
spacer Re: INTENT?
Classof09®
spacer Disagree on this one. While i don't think the defender
TigersAndCubs
spacer INTENT?
Country Gentleman®
spacer Uhhhh....no !!!!
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: Uhhhh....no !!!!
Classof09®
spacer I never said it was targeting....
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: I never said it was targeting....
Classof09®
spacer 09, I'm fine with you disagreeing, but I watched
Swarley
spacer Where is the word Intentional?
Country Gentleman®
spacer Re: Where is the word Intentional?
Classof09®
spacer Wrong***
Country Gentleman®
spacer crapola chickenboy....
tigrjm76®
spacer The absolute only reason you are arguing this is because it
Tiger4lif3®
spacer Dirty? I dunno. Against the rules? Yes.***
CharlestonTom®
spacer ESPN already has an article up with last quote as headline....
tiger B
spacer The coaching staff turned the tape into the officiating...
iTiger
spacer The coaching staff turned the tape into the officiating...
iTiger
spacer I understand where Gallman is coming from
PenthouseTiger
spacer It was a dirty, and if that was not targeting then they should take the rule out of
wueagle86®
spacer Re: It was a dirty, and if that was not targeting then they should take the rule out of
gville76
spacer It was definitely dirty and definitely a 15 yard penalty.
CharlestonTom®
spacer I can't see how targeting doesn't apply
tiger_thom®
spacer I think you're technically correct but the way I understand
CharlestonTom®
spacer Sure, spearing should apply
tiger_thom®
spacer I would like to see Dabo respond to NC state's coachs
clemzn1981
spacer Also, Dabo could have stood up against the hit immediatley!
tigeron®
spacer Re: The entire "wolfpup" team
clemvol
spacer Why Dabo did not stand up for Gallman first, so he did not
tigeron®
spacer Dabo is not allowed to speak publicly about
clover65®
spacer "not allowed", now he is going to have to publicly try to
tigeron®
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tigernation2000
spacer Regarding the last line...
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ClemsonBarry
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TIGERTIME83
spacer Wayne has every right to be angry and say what he feels...
Brent79
spacer did y'all see where the league reviewed and said no targetin
vfral1
spacer Sorry you got your bell rung Wayne but the hit was clean.***
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