Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers head injury vs. Rockets
Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Charlotte Bobcats had another debacle in their already horrendous campaign as rookie forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a head injury against the Houston Rockets.
Kidd-Gilchrist incurred the injury when teammate Jeff Taylor’s knee hit him in the head while going for a rebound off a missed layup by Toney Douglas in the fourth quarter.
The rookie then collapsed to the floor and lay motionless for several minutes.
Paramedics then fitted him with a neck brace and took him to a local hospital. The rookie did not open his eyes or signal to the crowd as he was being carried off the court.
Coach Mike Dunlap told reporters after the game that the rookie talking and able to move his extremities when he left in the ambulance.
Before the injury, Kidd-Gilchrist scored just four points as the Bobcats lost to the Rockets, 109-95, for their sixth defeat in last eight outings.
Kidd-Gilchrist has averaged 9.6 points in 44 games for the Bobcats.