Friday , Nov , 14 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls’ Crawford injured in frightening fall

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Chicago Bulls guard Jamal Crawford was taken
from the court on a stretcher after falling awkwardly on his head in the
fourth quarter of Thursday’s loss to Minnesota.

Crawford was guarding Fred Hoiberg at the three-point line and went for
Hoiberg’s head fake. He jumped in the air and landed on the shooter as he
was attempting to shoot. Crawford did almost a full flip and came down on
his head, apparently injuring his neck.

The 23-year-old was immobilized and taken from the court on a stretcher.
He did, however, have feeling in all of his extremities when he was brought
to Rush Presbyterian Hospital, where he will be held overnight for
precautionary reasons.

Crawford had just five points and five fouls before suffering the injury. The
Timberwolves went on to post a 92-89 overtime victory.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Crawford came into the contest averaging 15.4 points
and 5.1 assists in eight games this season.