LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Summer basketball is becoming a dangerous place. Last week former University of Louisville guard Edgar Sosa broke a foot while competing against the US Olympic team.
Tuesday night, in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Louisville native Nolan Smith appeared to suffer head injury while playing for Portland in the NBA Summer League is Las Vegas. Smith, the son of former U of L star Derek Smith, left the court on a stretcher after banging head-on into the basket support.
Unlike Sosa, he didn't Tweet an update on his condition, but folks at the game did Tweet that Smith took two steps after being fouled on a layup and then collapsed. He reportedly told teammate Wes Matthews that his head was spinning. One report from the Portland paper said Smith suffered a concussion, but would be released from the hospital. It said his summer league season was over.