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Ellis has concussion, will miss final two games

Posted on: April 11, 2011 1:14 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Monta Ellis took a nasty spill last night. It was one of those abruptly-inhale-deeply-and-don't-breathe-again-until-he-moves kind of falls. He was taken to the hospital but as the Warriors said today, Ellis was released this morning with a Grade 2 concussion.

The team says he'll miss the final two games of the season.

The fall was pretty scary just because the way it happened. Ellis hit the side of his head on the floor, which doesn't happen often. Once he got up after laying for a minute or so, he was obviously woozy and shaken.
As the NFL has been trying to tell us lately, along with people well before, concussions are no joke. And Ellis's was pretty serious. Basketball is not immune to these types of things with sharp elbows flying around, players jumping high and hard falls taking place. That wood below is hard. Really hard. It's not very forgiving.

Ellis will be fine but his injury is a subtle reminder that the concussion discussion isn't entirely limited to just football and hockey. Basketball is indeed a contact sport and hard falls happen.

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2011 7:11 pm

Ellis has concussion, will miss final two games

When the Blazers played the Warriors last week and Marcus Camby had the fall with Lee I was worried about concussion and was glad that it was was a neck sprain...
Now Camby may be back for the Warriors game, but Monta is out for the rest of the season with this concussion...I never want anyone to get injured...

He will have the whole offseason pluss possible lockout time to be well over this , only missing the two games, though, I guess.

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