Basketball: Bobcats' Kidd-Gilchrist stretchered off with concussion
HOUSTON, Texas (AFP) - Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was stretchered off the court with a concussion on Saturday after a scary collision with a team-mate during an National Basketball Association game against the Houston Rockets.
Kidd-Gilchrist, 19, was hurt early in the fourth quarter while attempting to block a fastbreak layup by Toney Douglas. Team-mate Jeff Taylor - also trying to block Douglas - appeared to catch him in the back of the head with either his hip or knee.
Kidd-Gilchrist, who was taken second overall in the 2012 draft, remained on the floor for several minutes. With team-mates gathered round him, he was fitted with a neck brace, then he was carried from the court on a stretcher and later taken by ambulance to hospital for X-rays.
Some time after the game ended, the Bobcats issued a statement saying Kidd-Gilchrist was alert and had movement in all extremities before leaving the arena.