Evans limps to locker room

Updated: December 8, 2009, 9:24 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Sacramento Kings guard and second-leading scorer Tyreke Evans went to the locker room after crashing to the floor while hitting a layup against the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, but was able to return to the game.

Team officials said he had the wind knocked out of him and would be re-evaluated for other injuries later.

When Evans initially hit the floor, he remained down for several minutes while trainers attended to him. He then limped off the floor, favoring his right leg.

Evans was bumped by Hornets center Emeka Okafor on the play, though contact appeared to be light and no foul was called.

Coming into the game, Evans was averaging 19.9 points, five rebounds and 4.9 assists.


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