Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 10:51 am  |  13 responses

Rodney Stuckey is Doing OK

One of the scariest moments of the season occured this past Friday night. During the third quarter of a Pistons-Cavs game in Cleveland, Rodney Stuckey collapsed. Occuring a day after the 20th anniversary of Hank Gathers’ death, it was a disturbing scene. Thankfully, everything seems to be OK with Stuckey, though.

As the Detroit News reports:

I’m good, everything is good,” said Stuckey, who is questionable for Wednesday’s game against Utah. “They ran a lot of tests on me and everything came back good. I’m just taking it day by day.”

Stuckey said he remembers walking back to the bench Friday and gradually feeling weak. He said he felt fortunate the Pistons’ training staff was close by.

Stuckey doesn’t know when he’ll return to the basketball court.

“When the doctors tell me I’m right to play, I’ll be ready to play,” Stuckey said. “It’s my job.”

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  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Get well, Rodney.

  • Marty McFly

    Thank God.

  • letsmotor

    that was a scary night. glad he’s doing well.

  • vtrobot

    amen, brother. be well.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Scary stuff right there…

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    hope they figure out what was wrong.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    The tests so far have found nothing wrong or abnormal but he had a similiar episode just last season. He needs to take the rest of the season off and get the best testing done that he possibly can. Basketball is hardly important at the moment.

  • geof

    To anyone old enough to remember, it reminded me of what happened to Reggie Lewis. Scary stuff.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Although I think he’ll be back, there were rumours saying he might miss the season since the Pistons aren’t going to make the playoffs anyways…

  • Joe A

    I was thinking the same thing geof. I’m hoping for the best for Stuckey; dude always seems to be on the brink of breaking out and becoming a star.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Get well soon Rodney. There are more important things than basketball.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/tracy-mcgrady-hurt-yes-already-again/ L

    good good Rodney. Retire if you have to. Dont die on us!

  • Sparty’s Law

    He needs to sit the rest of the season out. His health is far more important than playing basketball and, for the Pistons, losing is better than winning at this point anyway.