P.J. Hairston injury: North Carolina guard suffers concussion

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Hairston was taken off the court on a stretcher after being involved in a scary mid-air collision.

North Carolina Tar Heels guard P.J. Hairston suffered a concussion after being involved in a scary mid-air collision on Tuesday night.

With the Tar Heels taking on Boston College, Hairston collided with another player and immediately went to the floor. He was attended to by the UNC training staff and coach Roy Williams. Hairston eventually made his way to the bench, but appeared to be losing consciousness.

For more on UNC, check out Tar Heels Blog

He was then taken off the court on a stretcher. North Carolina has announced that Hairston will not return to Tuesday's game. He will likely miss one more game, although the training staff will have to reevaluate him in the coming days. Hairston was able to return to the UNC bench early in the second half.

This season, Hairston is averaging 12.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He had already wracked up 14 points and three assists at the time of his injury.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.