Wednesday , Mar , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Allen bangs head, exits game on stretcher

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Chicago Bulls forward Malik Allen left
Tuesday’s game against Minnesota on a stretcher after suffering a head injury
early in the second quarter.

While defending against Rashad McCants, Allen fell backward and his head
collided with teammate Darius Songalia’s knee.

Allen stayed on the floor for several minutes to have his neck immobilized
before leaving the court.

Entering Tuesday’s contest, Allen, who showed positive movement with his arms
upon exiting, had averaged 3.7 points per game for the Bulls, who held on to
beat the Timberwolves 111-100. At the time of the injury, Allen had recorded
a game-high 10 points.