Drummond leaves game with neck injury
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) is looked at by training staff after getting hit on the head during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Detroit. Drummond was helped off the court and did not return. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) falls to the floor after getting hit on the head during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Detroit. Drummond was helped off the court and did not return. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Detroit center Andre Drummond left the Pistons' game Saturday night against Indiana because of a neck injury.
Drummond fell to the ground with 6:32 remaining in the first quarter, after he appeared to be hit in the head inadvertently by Roy Hibbert of the Pacers during a scramble near the basket. Drummond stayed down through an entire timeout, and a stretcher was eventually brought onto the court. But he was able to get up and walk off toward the tunnel with some assistance.
The Pistons said Drummond will not return to the game and will undergo further testing.
Drummond entered the game averaging 13.3 points and 12.9 rebounds on the season. He was shooting 62 percent from the field.