LA'IE, Hawaii (AP) -Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis was released from the hospital after injuring his neck in practice and was expected to sit out Saturday's workout.
He left Castle Hospital in Kailua on Friday night on his own accord with what the team said was a neck sprain. Ellis underwent a battery of tests, including an MRI exam and CT scan, and all were normal.
``It's as good as can be expected,'' Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder said.
He hit his head on teammate Brandan Wright's hip as he was driving toward the basket. He lay face down for 20 minutes, showing only slight movement before he was carried off the court on a stretcher.
Ridder said Ellis would most likely sit out Saturday night's practice, which is closed to the media.
His status was listed as day-to-day and his availability wasn't immediately known for preseason games against the Los Angeles Lakers in Honolulu on Tuesday and Thursday. The Warriors' training camp is on the campus of BYU-Hawaii.
The 21-year-old Ellis averaged 16.5 points and 4.1 assists for the revitalized Warriors last season, his second in the NBA. He was chosen the NBA's Most Improved Player.
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