Ingram, Williamson suffers injury in OT loss

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Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram were injured in their loss to Utah Jazz in the NBA.

Pelicans’ stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram suffers injury in their overtime loss to Jazz.

Williamson suffer hip contusion after crashing to the court on a transition dunk attempt that was blocked from behind by Utah’s Jordan Clarkson.

Ingram, who’d averaged 28 points in the Pelicans’ first two games, left in the first half with a concussion.

Williamson, remained on the floor in pain for a few moments before briefly trying to continue playing.

“I thought, ‘Oh, man, this isn’t good,’” Pelicans guard CJ McCollum said of the sight of Williamson crashing to the floor on his back side. “Unfortunate play.

“Hopefully, he’s back sooner than later,” McCollum added. “But that’s a lot of weight, a lot of energy, a lot of athleticism coming down.”

Ingram scored 10 points in 11 minutes before a collision with teammate Naji Marshall knocked him out of New Orleans’ home opener.

Williamson had 25 points before his hard fall, after which he checked out of the game for good.

Williamson didn’t leave the bench area to seek immediate treatment for his bruised hip. He remained with his team until the end of the game, but coach Willie Green stated that there was no discussion about putting Williamson back in the game.

“The word that I got (was) that he wasn’t going back in,” Green said.

Lauri Markkanen said of Clarkson’s block adding that it looked like Williamson “had a wide-open dunk.”

“Really good hands by him just to get all ball,” Markkanen said.

 

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