Brown out for Game 3 with neck injury
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Utah rookie guard Dee Brown was expected to
miss Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against Golden State due to a
neck injury sustained on Wednesday.
Brown slid into the middle of the lane just over midway through the first
quarter, attempting to draw a charge against Warriors forward Matt Barnes. His
teammate, 260-pound Mehmet Okur, landed on top of him, pushing Brown’s chin
into his chest. Brown remained on the floor for several minutes in obvious
pain before being helped to the locker room on a stretcher.
Neurological tests on Brown came back normal, but he was taken to an area
hospital for further evaluation on Wednesday night. He hopes to return for
Game 4 Sunday night.
The Jazz hold a 2-0 lead in the series going into Friday’s contest.