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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers rib contusion after nasty fall vs. Knicks

The Hornets forward left the team's game against the Knicks after falling on his shoulder in the first quarter.

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a rib contusion after falling hard on his right shoulder fighting for a rebound against Shane Larkin during the first quarter of his team's game against the Knicks, the team announced.

Kidd-Gilchrist had left the game to get a CT scan, according to Hornets sideline reporter Stephanie Ready.

Kidd-Gilchrist surprisingly stayed in the game after the fall and even took the ball hard to the basket several times before being removed for good before halftime.

This isn't Kidd-Gilchrist's first scary fall. He suffered a concussion during his rookie season after charging into teammate Jeff Taylor in a similar play.

We will update on his status as we learn more.