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Monta Ellis takes hard fall, leaves court injured

Posted on: November 8, 2010 9:56 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:36 pm
Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis fell to the floor in bizarre fashion and left the court due to injury. Posted by Ben Golliver Just yesterday, we were singing the praises of Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis, who has upped his efficiency this season and has been leading the NBA in scoring through its opening week and a half.  Tonight, in the closing minutes of Golden State's game against the Raptors in Toronto, Ellis drove to the basket and took a nasty, weird spill after having his lay-up attempt contested by Raptors wing DeMar DeRozan and big man Amir Johnson. Here's video of the fall. Ellis contorts backwards on the landing, with his left leg and back appearing to absorb the impact in abnormal fashion. He lay nearly motionless on the hardwood for more than a minute, as Warriors training staff members tended to him. He was then helped off the court very gingerly and taken to the locker room.  Ellis did not re-enter the game, which Golden State won 109-102. This post will update with any injury news as soon as it becomes available.  Updates: 
  • Holly MacKenzie of The Score reports from Toronto on Twitter that Ellis is "currently getting X-rays on lower back."
  • Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports on Twitter that the results of the MRI "will be available in morning. He's staying in Toronto tonight." The rest of the Warriors went on to New York City for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 9:41 am

Monta Ellis takes hard fall, leaves court injured

The story is slightly misleading. He didn't hurt himself in a hard fall. He went down because he injured his back by wrenching it. In other words, the he was injured already when he went down and he did not go down hard. Also, he wasn't ready to "pop up" earlier. He didn't pop up when he finally got up, and I doubt he's popping up today.  I feel really bad for him. Hope he's OK.

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 2:15 am

Monta Ellis takes hard fall, leaves court injured

Coach Keith Smart said after Monday's game that Monta Ellis was in good spirits, and that he laid on the court a bit longer than he felt he had to for precautionary reasons.
"He was ready to pop up sooner," Smart said. "I think it was more concern with the doctors that were there, our trainer that was there, to make sure when you have something like that happen, don’t do something too soon."

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