SAN JOSE -- San Jose State's Bené Benwikere was released from the hospital late Friday night after being diagnosed with a concussion.

Benwikere was taken by stretcher from the field in the third quarter of Friday's 40-12 loss to Utah State. He collided with teammate Christian Tago on a tackle, his helmet popped off and he spent several minutes laying motionless on the ground.

Benwikere, a senior cornerback who is one of the team's top defensive players, gave a slight wave of his right hand as he was carted off the field.

He was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. All tests were negative and he was released and was at home resting Saturday.

San Jose State cornerback Bene Benwikere, bottom, is carted off the field after an injury against Utah State during the second half of an NCAA college
San Jose State cornerback Bene Benwikere, bottom, is carted off the field after an injury against Utah State during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) ( Marcio Jose Sanchez )

Benwikere tweeted, "Hello everyone!!! Thank you for all the get well wishes, texts and most importantly prayers. Much appreciated."

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