Chris Paul Taken Off Floor On Stretcher, Suffers Concussion

Chris Paul was taken off the floor on a stretcher after taking a hit in his neck area during a collision with Ramon Sessions as the Hornets played the Cavaliers. Paul showed alertness and was able to move his limbs on his way out.

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Chris Paul Says He's OK After Suffering Concussion In Hornets' Sunday Win

Chris Paul tweeted to fans that's he OK after tests were run at the Cleveland clinic following the All-Star's on-court concussion during the New Orleans Hornets' win over the Cavaliers on Sunday. Paul collided with Cav point guard Ramon Sessions when skirmishing after a loose ball; CP3, an MVP candidate, crumpled to the floor and was taken off the court in a stretcher.

Tests came back negative and revealed a concussion. John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Paul never lost feeling, but felt significant neck pain after the collision. Paul returned to the arena following his test and traveled with the Hornets to Chicago, where they will play the Bulls on Monday. Paul will not play in that game, however.

Paul hasn't been terribly healthy this season, despite playing all 65 of New Orleans' games to date. He's worn a bulky knee brace much of the season. He played just 45 games a seasons ago.

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Chris Paul Suffers Concussion, Will Not Play Monday Against Bulls

Chris Paul suffered a concussion in tonight’s New Orleans Hornets game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Late in the third quarter, Paul butted his head into Ramon Sessions’ upper body, instantly sprawling to the floor. After remaining on the floor for several minutes, Paul was placed on a stretcher with a neck brace and carted off the floor. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion.

Mary Schmitt Boyer from the Plain-Dealer reports the official news.

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This was great news considering some of the rumors and early reports that leaked out:

In between all of that, ESPN released an apparently inaccurate report that Paul was out for the season. Less than an hour later, C.J. Paul, Chris' brother, tweeted that Paul was fine and that he "wanted to get off the stretcher and play but they wanted to make sure he was ok." It's unclear at this point if Paul will be held for overnight observation, but in any case, it's a virtual lock that Jarrett Jack will be starting in Chicago tomorrow night.

Paul will indeed sit out the Hornets' next game, a Monday tilt with the Bulls. It doesnt sound like he'll be out much longer but we'll wait and see. Keep an eye on At The Hive for updates.

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VIDEO: Chris Paul Head Injury Caused By Running Into Ramon Sessions' Shoulder

Chris Paul suffered a scary head injury in tonight’s New Orleans Hornets game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Late in the third quarter, Paul lost control of the ball while driving into the paint. As he attempted to get the ball back, he butted his head into Ramon Sessions’ upper body, instantly sprawling to the floor:

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The impact wasn’t all that severe, as Sessions barely seemed to notice, but clearly caught Paul in a very bad spot.

After remaining on the floor for several minutes, Paul was placed on a stretcher with a neck brace and carted off the floor. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he’s reportedly talking and showing movement and awareness. Even as he was being carted off he was able to extend a thumbs-up gesture to the crowd, and he reportedly tried to lift his head off the court before medical staff arrived.

For more on the Hornets, visit At The Hive.

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Chris Paul Head Injury Sends Star To Cleveland Hospital

Chris Paul was taken to a Cleveland hospital after being removed from the Quicken Loans Arena floor with an upper-body injury, according to ESPN’s NBA broadcast. New Orleans Hornets medical personnel confirmed he suffered a head injury, and not a neck injury.

Paul was "responsive and aware of his surroundings, according to the Times Picayune, and was talking in the hospital according to ESPN. He was able to move his limbs while being carted out of the gym on a stretcher, and still has movement at the hospital.

The Hornets star ran into Ramon Sessions’ shoulder in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game.

People who like to speculate are speculating that it could be a concussion, considering how hard he hit his forehead before falling to the floor, that there didn’t appear to be any bone or nerve damage to the extremely untrained eye, and the level of precautions taken by Hornets staff.

For more on Paul and the Hornets, visit At The Hive.

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Chris Paul Injury: Star Carried Off On Stretcher With Apparent Head Injury

Chris Paul was taken off the court during Sunday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on a stretcher and wearing a neck brace. It appears to be a mostly precautionary measure, as he had movement in his limbs and was able to signal thumbs-up to fans in attendance, but it was certainly a scary moment.

Paul accidentally collided with Ramon Sessions' shoulder while scrapping for a loose ball, falling to the floor with what looked to be an injury to his head or neck. Once on the ground, Paul attempted to lift his head, but gave up on the effort after realizing something wasn't right. Still, it's a good sign that he was able to try.

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The New Orleans Hornets bench cleared out to gather around Paul as he waited in the paint. He was down for at least two minutes before medical staff were able to start transporting him into the locker room.

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