LA'IE, Hawaii (AP) -Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis was hospitalzed Friday night after injuring his head in practice, according to published reports.
He lay face down for 20 minutes, showing only slight movement before he was carried off the court on a stretcher. Ellis hit his head on teammate Brandan Wright's knee.
Ellis was coming off a screen set by Wright, lost his footing as he tried to split a pair of defenders and slammed his head against Wright's knee as he fell to the floor, the San Francisco Chronicle said.
Team trainer Tom Abdenour tended to Wright while waiting for paramedics, stroking his arm to test for feeling.
A team spokesman said Ellis was ``aware'' as he was carried off, but had no further word on his condition. He was taken to Castle Medical Center in Kailua, 35 minutes from the Warriors training camp on the campus of Brigham Young University, Hawaii.
The 21-year-old Ellis averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds and was named the NBA's Most Improved Player for the revitalized Warriors last season, his second in the NBA.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Tim Duncan retires The San Antonio Spurs lost their franchise player on Monday, as Tim Duncan elected to retire after an amazing 19-year...
Thumbnail Rockets give Harden an extension The Houston Rockets locked up their star player for years to come, announcing an extension with James Harden on...
Thumbnail OKC's title odds plummet without Durant Following the announcement that Kevin Durant will be signing with the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA title...
Thumbnail Durant heading to Golden State The shoe finally dropped in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, as he has elected to sign with the Golden State Warriors for next...
Thumbnail Warriors now 2/3 to win title with Durant The Golden State Warriors were already favored to win the 2017 NBA Finals championship, but their odds improved even more after...
More inNBA Articles  
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages