A freshman Rutgers football player from Galloway is recovering after he was punched during a fight and fell backwards.

The 10-second video (WARNING: LANGUAGE) posted to Twitter purports to show Carnell Davis in a street standing face to face with another young man. After exchanging angry words, the other man throws a right hook to Davis' face knocking him backwards straight to the ground.

The Press of Atlantic City, the first to report on the incident, said the incident took place in the city of Margate.

The tweet, captioned "Rutgers WR Carnell Davis #Sheesh. If you can’t fight, don’t fight" gives no indication of what led to the confrontation or what happened next.

"Our main concern is Carnell’s health and well-being. He is home with his family and continues to make progress in his recovery. We look forward to getting him back on campus soon," Rutgers spokesman Hasim Phillips said in a statement.

Margate City police said Carnell and Alexander A. Denafo, 26, of Ventor City were playing football on the beach around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and began to argue. Witnesses told police they decided to take their argument onto the beach block of Essex Avenue.

First responders were called to the scene to treat a "split lip" and Carnell was treated but refused hospitalization.  He was later taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment and was released on Tuesday.

After police viewed the video Denafo was charged with one count of simple assault and will make his first court appearance on July 26.

Davis, a wide receiver, played high school football in Florida and attended Absegami High School in Galloway and St. Augustine in Richland.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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