March 28, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera (21) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver (44) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Timberwolves win 88-83. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
Eduardo Najera of the Charlotte Bobcats suffered a terrifying injury in the opening minutes of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. He has apparently fractured his skull and has been taken to a hospital.
Power forward Eduardo Najera had not yet played two minutes in the game when he suffered a fractured skull. A defender came down under the basket with a short elbow to Najera's head, according to David Walker of Rufus on Fire:
@CardboardGerald He took a sharp elbow right to the forehead from a guy coming down, under the basket.Said it was "indented."— David Walker (@daviDBWalker) April 7, 2012
B.J. Evans, vice president of Bobcats communications, reported that Najera was immediately taken to a Milwaukee area hospital.
Injury News: @bobcats forward Eduardo Najera has a fractured frontal lobe in his forehead and being taken to hospital for immediate scan.— B.J. Evans (@BobcatsBballPR) April 7, 2012
Najera, who was born in Meoqui, Mexico, has averaged 2.8 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for the Bobcats in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season.
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