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Warriors’ Harrison Barnes face plants, eventually leaves game with headaches (VIDEO)

May 17, 2013, 1:12 AM EDT

That hurts to watch.

Golden State’s rookie Harrison Barnes was coming from the weak side to contest a Boris Diaw shot, Barnes leapt and Diaw decided to go under for the reverse. It wasn’t intentional, but the end result was Diaw undercut Barnes, took his legs out, and Barnes face planted on the hardwood. He left under his own power but looking dazed and with the team trainer holding gauze to his head.

Barnes needed six stitches, but he came back to play the entire third quarter. Which seemed a surprise but clearly the adrenaline kicked in and the team medical staff thought he was fine.

Then he came out in the fourth and was back in the locker room, not to return to the game due to a “headache.” Which means it was a concussion. Not sure how he passed the concussion test the team gave him at first, but the injury is not a surprise when you see the video.

  1. cowboys8819 - May 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Glad he was ok as a Spurs fan and as a Carolina fan I enjoy watching this kid play ball.

  2. dacapt704 - May 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    As hard as his head hit, I was certain he had a concussion..its kinda messed up they put him back out there like that.

    Despite that, I thought HB showed a TON in these playoffs. Watching his whole college career here in NC, I thought he was overrated and a bad pick that high. Wow was I wrong! Hard to admit as a Duke fan but I gotta give him props, wish the Bobcats drafted him over MKG but…..Hope he’s alright

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