Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  31 responses

Chris Paul Suffered a Concussion

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

In a strange twist of fate, Chris Paul‘s terrifying head injury last night in Cleveland got much of the credit for inspiring the Hornets in their win against the Cavs. Sports are a strange beast in that way.

Paul was carted off the court in a stretcher, after colliding with Ramon Sessions head-first in the third quarter.

According to the New Orleans Hornets, Paul suffered a concussion, but he was responsive and in good spirits.

The Times-Picayune reports:

Paul was taken from the court on a stretcher after alerting trainers of neck pain. He was fully conscious and did not lose feeling anywhere at any time. Paul was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for precautionary tests, according to a release issued by the Hornets Sunday night.

All tests taken at the hospital were negative and revealed that Paul suffered a concussion. Paul rejoined the team at the arena and will accompany them to Chicago on tonight’s charter, but he will not play Monday night against the Chicago Bulls.

It has yet to be determined when CP3 will be back on the floor.

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  • Wakaflocka

    :( Get well soon.

  • http://bugmarley.com Leonel

    Props to the Hornets for rallying after Paul went down. Scary scary turn of events. Hopefully, everything is really well with Paul.

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    get well soon Paul :)

  • ClydeSays

    Terrible. Hope he takes his time getting back to 100%.

  • kim kneed

    Get well soon CP3. the big easy needs you. praying for you. much love.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Did i see that right? Baron and a few other Cavs huddled with the Hornet players in a moment of solidarity for CP3. If so, great moment.

  • Mike From Spain

    One of my favourite players… I hope it’s nothing and he can come back in no time

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    That picture of CP3 with the thumbs up is so epic.

  • RunNGun

    CP3 will be a Knick soon enough. Make it happen, Walsh.

  • Jeff H

    This is too bad, was really looking forward to the Rose vs. Paul match up tonight at the UC.

  • Buckfutter

    Karma, thats what he gets for punching julius hodge in the balls

  • elmaar

    runNgun, you need to STFU…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Get well as soon as possible, Chris.


    Chris Paul is pulling a Paul Pierce. Toughness!

  • True H

    IAMORANGE4EVER, if your saying what I think your saying I agree. Just didnt want to say it first, lol. But in the event that you’re not saying what I think your saying then, me either…(whistles)

  • Cizzo

    I hate to see stuff like this happen to any player…

  • Red Star

    Get well CP3!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Get well, Chris!

  • http://zogs.com zogs

    yall better not tell this secret
    but CP ACtUALLY fainted because he greened out because of all the kush he smoked wit me before the game

  • D-Block

    @zogs not funny dude. I’m hoping that he makes a full recovery. Get well soon.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Whats the rule about getting certain number of concussions a year or a set time? “The Scalabrine Conjunction”??

  • MusketeerX

    Here is for a quick recovery, CP3.

  • knicksvet82

    Agreed nothing to laugh at. Get well CP

  • http://slamonline.com Bart

    He got hit harder than a Cane Toad with a golf club… still he wouldn’t last long on the rugby pitch

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi

  • http://slamonline.com Bart

    co-sign Dacre haha

  • OvaChicken

    All you rugby jox with half a braincell can sip jizzm from my holy grail. I nutted in yo mommaz gutta.

  • BostonBaller

    I pray he takes his time and recovers 100%. I don’t get the Iamorange4ever Posted when he said Chris Paul is pulling a Paul Pierce. Toughness!..I know a lot of people joke about PDouble and the wheelchair (he didn’t ask for one and he..never mind) but an injury like this is no laughing matter.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he2dUSYQsOk rayray

    That was tame! Now click my name and watch this rugby league head clash and see how a real head clash looks – as usual Samoan styles. But I still like bball it’s just too soft though .


    @Boston Baller: smh, Why did you assume I was joking? The Truth is TOUGH!

  • http://twitter.com/JdotD @JdotD

    Not saying this is not a bad injury, but compare this to Marquis Daniels injury earlier this season… Paul is clearly moving etc, his head doesn’t even get hit hard.
    Paul has been playing somewhat.. uninspired.. basketball recently, is it too far to suggest that Paul is overegging this injury to get a bit of time out of a quickly souring position in New Orleans?