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by: JamieD On  Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is having himself a solid rookie season with the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 9.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.  But it took a turn for the worst over the weekend.

During the fourth quarter of Saturday’s road loss to the Houston Rockets, Kidd-Gilchrist leaped into the air to block a Tony Douglas layup, but he was steamrolled from behind by his teammate, Jeff Taylor, who was also looking for the rejection on the play.  That sent the second overall pick to the ground, where he remained motionless for several minutes before eventually being stretchered off the court.

Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to a hospital in Houston, where he underwent precautionary x-rays and a CT scan on his head and neck, all of which came back negative.  He was diagnosed with a concussion and was released from the hospital the following day, which I’d have to think is good news after witnessing what unfolded on the court at the Toyota Center on Saturday.

For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here it is:

Hat Tip – [ESPN]




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