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Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

Posted on: November 19, 2011 2:08 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2011 10:08 pm
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Posted by Ben Golliverandrei-kirilenk-bandage

When NBA experts spent all summer talking about the "risk of injury" when players headed overseas to play, this is what they had in mind.

Former Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, who has been dominating Euroleague play this fall for Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow, slammed his head on the court during a Russian league game against Krasnye Krylye on Saturday. 

SportsRU.com reported that Kirilenko suffered a concussion, broke his nose and will undergo further medical evaluation. It's not yet known how long he will be sidelined. 

The injury occurred as Kirilenko attempted to provide weakside help defense on an entry pass. As he flew in to break up the pass, he got tangled up and crashed to the floor, slamming his head on the hardwood. Blood immediately started flowing from above his left eye, and CSKA's medical staff rushed to his attention. His head was quickly bandaged and he was helped off the court, walking under his own power. 

Kirilenko, 30, is an unrestricted free agent. He averaged 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks per game for the Jazz last season. Earlier this week, he was named Euroleague weekly MVP.

Here's the video of the injury uploaded to YouTube by user pbleague.


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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 11:53 am
 

Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

How was that Russian emergency medical care, Andrei  ?

Hope he doesn't have to be put on that 6 month waiting list for MRI, or pay triple the fee with smuggled Jack Daniels and Levis, or anything.

I suppose Kirilenko is now reminded of why he wanted to escape to the NBA in the first place, huh ?





Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 10:24 am
 

Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

Ouch you could hear his head bounce off the court, hes lucky hes not hurt worse.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

You're the pig. Shut it. 

This is one of the risks for all NBA players when playing overseas during the lockout. If you're injured and under an existing contract, it could be voided due to playing in a sporting event not approved by the contract. I wish Kirilenko well and hope he recovers quickly.  



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: November 19, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

Holy crap he hit the deck hard.  Hope he's OK but that is one of the many risks he took going overseas (not that he wouldn't be just as at risk in the NBA).



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

Hell, pigs do worse than that to 83 year old women at Occupy rallies.



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

The writer maked it seem like the floor is what gave him the concussion and created the cut.  Clearly he took an elbow above the eye as he came through, and it looked like it dazed him enough that he could not break his fall with his arms.

Ouch. 



Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose

 For some reason, i expected it to be a dirty play. Looks innocent though, just bad luck.


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