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February 02, 2013

Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hospitalized after neck injury

HOUSTON -- Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had his neck immobilized and was taken to a Houston hospital Saturday, following a nasty fall and collision in the game against the Houston Rockets.

            Kidd-Gilchrist, the second overall pick in June's draft,  was attempting to block a drive by Houston guard Toney Douglas. He ended up on the floor near the basket, and his head appeared to collide with fellow rookie Jeff Taylor’s knee.

            Kidd-Gilchrist was on the floor for several minutes, holding his head in clear pain as medical staff from both teams attended to him. Finally he was placed in a neck brace and a stretcher wheeled him out to a waiting ambulance.

    Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital's emergency room for X-rays.


Posted by Observer Sports on February 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM | Permalink


Let's all pray for MKG....

Posted by: Sider S. | Feb 2, 2013 10:35:48 PM

Prayers to MKG. Nasty fall. Get well bud.

Posted by: adq | Feb 2, 2013 10:57:10 PM

Kentucky fan says get well MKG...we love you

Posted by: DG | Feb 2, 2013 11:47:44 PM

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