While trying to defend the Houston Rockets transition offense, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went up trying to block Toney Douglas’ layup. Bobcats’ Jeff Taylor was trailing and collided with his teammate in the air, hitting him in the back of his head.
MKG layed motionless on the floor for several minutes, before being taken out of the game on a stretcher and with a neck brace on.
According to USA Today, the Bobcats could report relatively positive news late Saturday:
The team said late Saturday night that Kidd-Gilchrist would be hospitalized overnight with a concussion. The X-rays and a CT scan were negative, the Bobcats said
While a concussion is serious enough, things could have turned out much worse. Getting hit in the back of the head can cause serious injury and impairment, but it seems that Charlotte’s no.2 overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft will be fine.