Thursday , Dec , 02 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats’ Wallace injured in practice

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Charlotte Bobcats starting forward Gerald
Wallace was accidently elbowed in the face during practice on Thursday and had
to be removed from the court on a stretcher.

Wallace was knocked temporarily unconscious after taking an elbow from
teammate Tamar Slay. Slay was apparently driving toward the basket when
Wallace attempted to block his path. The two collided, with Slay’s elbow
catching Wallace in the face.

Wallace was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed
as sustaining a Grade II concussion. He is not expected to play Saturday
versus New York.

The 22-year-old Wallace has started all 13 games for the Bobcats this season
and is averaging 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.