The Mississippi State mascot was injured by an ESPN golf cart on Thursday night during the Egg Bowl. The student inside the “Bully” costume suffered a broken leg and was taken to the hospital.
According to CBS Sports, the student’s name is Michaela Mills, and she suffered a compound fracture to her left leg. She had to undergo surgery to repair the damage. While there was no video of the incident, photos of the injured mascot showed up on Twitter. Even in pain, it appears Mills wanted to stay in character (or conceal the pain she probably felt from audience members).
Medical personnel applying air cast to Miss. State mascot. (Female Bully) pic.twitter.com/4kcIPayQ67
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) November 29, 2013
state’s mascot was just run over by the ESPN golf cart… pic.twitter.com/0NmjbzYHRT
— Luke Shemwell (@Lucipher_Shem) November 29, 2013
‘Mascot hit by ESPN cart’ Hate to kick a Bulldog while he’s down, but still full suit on the stretcher? #purpleheart pic.twitter.com/Gs0Kqu2imJ
— Patrick Sesker (@patricksesker) November 29, 2013
The Mississippi State mascot’s official Twitter feed updated fans on Friday and Saturday about the status of Mills’ injury, writing:
Injured Mascot at last nights game is doing well today, thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!!! #HailState #GoDogs #BullyNation
— Bully (@BullyMSU) November 29, 2013
Injured Mascot from the #EggBowl has been released from hospital is doing great, thanks for all the love prayers #BullyNation #HailState
— Bully (@BullyMSU) November 30, 2013
Hopefully the mascot recovers quickly from her broken leg.