Monta Ellis Hospitalized Following Nasty Fall

by April 11, 2011
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Monta slammed his head against the arena floor during the Warriors’ close loss against the Kings. He was then taken to the hospital for testing. From the Mercury News: “The Warriors’ drive toward a feel-good ending to this season took a nasty hit Sunday. Guard Monta Ellis’ head slammed against the hardwood with less than a minute left as the Warriors fell 104-103 to the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena. Ellis will not travel with the team for Monday night’s game at Denver. As the rest of the Warriors headed for the airport, he was on his way to a hospital for further examination. Ellis was driving to the basket with 58.9 seconds left when he was undercut by big man DeMarcus Cousins, who was trying to take a charge. Ellis remained down for a few moments. When he tried to get up, he staggered and had to be supported as he stood. He eventually was helped off the court and checked out without taking his free throws. ‘You could tell by the look in his eyes he had no idea where he was at,’ Warriors forward David Lee said after totaling 24 points and 14 rebounds. ‘He was trying to go to the free-throw line to shoot free throws and kind of walked toward the fans for a second. I was like, ‘Come on, trainer. Get out here.’ … You’ve got to be careful with those kinds of things because that’s not like a twisted ankle or something. It can be real serious.'”