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Duhon taken to hospital with neck injury

10/26/2005 - NBA Chris Duhon Chicago Bulls + more

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago Bulls guard Chris Duhon was taken to
the hospital after crashing to the floor under the basket in the
first quarter of Wednesday night's exhibition game against
Minnesota.

Duhon was carried off the floor on a stretcher after being
fouled by Eddie Griffin on a drive to the basket late in the
period. Team officials said Duhon was conscious, had movement in
his extremities and complained of a sore neck.

He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center to be examined
for a concussion. Preliminary tests showed nothing serious, but
Duhon was being kept overnight for further observation.

"We're keeping our fingers crossed and hope he's OK," Chicago
coach Scott Skiles said after the Bulls lost to the Timberwolves
100-92. "It's a blow to us for sure."

Duhon drove to the basket and had his shot blocked by Griffin.
His momentum sent him crashing to the floor, and he landed on his
rear first and then his head hit the floor.

In a scary moment, Duhon lay motionless for several minutes
while being attended to by team doctors and medical staff. His
teammates watched in anxious silence, then applauded as he was
taken out of the arena.

The second-year player averaged 6.0 points and 4.9 assists a
game for the Bulls in his rookie season.