NBA rookie and number two overall pick, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, left the Charlotte Bobcats, Houston Rockets game early in the fourth quarter after colliding with teammate, Jeff Taylor, attempting to get the rebound.
According to TSN, Kidd-Gilchrist left the court on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace and was taken to a local Houston hospital for further x-rays.
Kidd-Gilchrist went up to defend Rockets’ Tony Douglas’ fast break lay-up shot, however Jeff Taylor’s hip hit the back Kidd-Gilchrist’s head as he came tumbling down.
Fellow Bobcat, Jeff Taylor, scared and shocked responded to the incident saying,
“I didn’t see anything, it happened so fast,” Taylor said.
The rookie forward stayed, laying on the ground unconsciousness and motionless for a few minutes. Both team’s athletic trainers came to check on him as the Bobcats’ bench surrounded him.
Anytime a player comes down no matter the circumstances, it always has to taken seriously and as an extremely serious injury. We wish him the best and will provided an update as we hear more on his status.