Niceville, FL--To the latest involving arguably the Panhandle Conference's best male player Carl Hall, a sophomore center at Northwest Florida State. Hall's sitting out indefinitely until he and the team gets results back from medical tests scheduled for later this week. You may recall Hall passed out early during last Wednesday's game at Gulf Coast, after being lightheaded. Because Carl has a history of heart related issues, he was held out of that game and Saturday's game at Pensacola. Before last week, I'm told he'd not suffered from any appararent medical problems the last two years.
Still Northwest sports info director Ramsey Ross tells me the staff at Northwest feel it's best Hall go through a battery of tests to make sure he's healthy, and he won't play again until the doctors declare him fit and good to go. Ross says Carl is anxious to get back on the floor, and given he's averaging 20 points and 10 boards a game, the team and it's fans desperately want him back, but again, school officials certainly erring on the side of caution here. We hope Carl gets a clean bill of health and gets back to action as soon as possible. Without him, the Raiders have lost the last 2, dropping them to 2-3 and into a 3rd place tie with TCC in the conference standings. The Raiders are off until Saturday when they host Tallahassee.