"I'm perfectly fine and my ribs are perfect," an upbeat Mingo said, flashing his usual smile. "I had no pain and no bruising, which kind of surprised the doctors, as well. Honestly, if it wasn't for the shortness of breath I was having, I probably would have still been out there playing."
"I ran down and didn't feel right," he said. "I didn't feel like a hit was delivered that hard. I would think (a bruised lung) it'd be serious, but I feel fine. They told me to take it easy for a couple days, and when the coaches and doctors tell me I'm able to come back, I'll be out there."
When he got to the hospital, Mingo said he was given precise instructions. He also coughed up blood after he was admitted.