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Michael Carter-Williams says he’s fine after catching an elbow to the head on final play against Blazers (VIDEO)

Jan 5, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

Michael Carter-Williams caught an elbow to the head on the final play of the Sixers’ win in Portland on Saturday, and remained down on the court for a few minutes after the final buzzer had sounded.

From Dei Lynam of CSN Philly:

Eventually MCW made his way to the Sixers’ locker room and underwent a series of concussion tests before he sat at his locker getting ready for the cross-country flight home that was on tap.

“I just got an elbow to the head but I’ll be alright,” Carter-Williams said.

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Carter-Williams has been a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year this season, with averages of 17.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 35.5 minutes per contest.

  1. johngalt1783 - Jan 5, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    MCW is a smart player. When he got elbowed to the head he lay on the court until the right people could come over and check on him.

    When McRoberts elbowed Amir Johnson to the head knocking him almost unconscious, Johnson refused to stay down and wobbled to his feet like a fighter trying desperately to avoid the ten count. He then wobbled down the court behind the play. By the next series of plays he appeared to have to cleared his head and was running fine. Tough dude but not wise in my opinion. He never did lose any playing time because of it but he was defintely knocked a good one by McRoberts elbow to his head and probably would have been wiser to stay down until someone could come and look at him.

  2. eagles512 - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Sixers are a winning team with MCW in the lineup. Might be hurting the lottery odds but they’ve played solidly for the most part. And young is playing like an all star.

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