In the middle of the second quarter, LeBron James fell to the floor silencing Quicken Loans Arena. James was driving the lane when he was fouled by Warriors center Andrew Bogut as he was going to the basket. On his way down, James landed on one leg with bad balance. He fell into the crowd colliding with a baseline cameraman. During the collision, the side of James’ head was cut by a piece of metal on the camera.
The medical staff went to his need immediately. A towel was placed over his head to try to stop it from bleeding as he laid down for a few minutes. When he stood up there were two separate cuts on the side of his head. One cut looked deep and convinced me James is in pain. They were able to wipe up the blood and glue the wounds as LeBron returned to the game. He made 1 of 2 foul shots.
LeBron was never tested for a concussion. The concussion protocol is to send players into the locker room upon contact to take concussion tests. Their score would determine if they would return to the game. LeBron said he could play and no one questioned him.
NBA Commissioner explained at halftime why James didn’t need concussion testing:
“If he stops bleeding he doesn’t have to come out of the game,”
“It seemed to be a surface cut, he seemed to be fine. He hit a free throw and stayed in the game.”
LeBron will be in pain for a few days but this cut shouldn’t be an issue. Injuries keep looming over the Cleveland Cavaliers.