Trail Blazers G Nolan Smith leaves summer league game on stretcher

Wednesday July 18th, 2012

Scary moment in Las Vegas Summer League action when Portland Trail Blazers guard Nolan Smith was taken off the floor on a stretcher after collapsing on the court. Details are still sketchy, but here are some tweets from observers:

The last 42.9 seconds of the game were canceled as medical personnel tended to Smith, who scored 27 points as the Blazers lost to the Houston Rockets 99-88.

Smith, the 21st overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Duke, played in 44 games last season as a rookie. His father, of course, is the late Derek Smith, a member of Louisville's 1980 national championship team who played nine seasons in the NBA.

UPDATE: Here's a more detailed description of Smith's injury from Ben Golliver of, including confirmation that Smith was taken to a hospital.

The Blazers' official feed later said that Smith suffered a concussion:

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