CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -Bobcats scoring leader Gerald Wallace was taken off the floor on a stretcher during Friday's game against Sacramento after being hit in the face with an inadvertent elbow.
A team official said Wallace suffered a concussion and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
Wallace was double-teaming Kings forward Mikki Moore in the post early in the third quarter and was called for a foul a moment before Moore swung around with the ball. Moore's right elbow hit Wallace directly in the nose.
Wallace crumpled backward to the floor, before turning onto his stomach. He remained there for almost 10 minutes while the training staff and team doctor attended to him. Wallace was eventually strapped to a stretcher with a neck brace and wheeled off the floor to an ambulance in the loading dock area of the arena.
Moore appeared visibly upset during the long delay and Kings coach Reggie Theus came on the court to talk to Bobcats coach Sam Vincent while Wallace was being attended to.
Wallace, who came in averaging 20.9 points per game, had six points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.
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