UPDATE: He has some breathing issues and has been transported to a nearby hospital, but it “looks good” for Rudy. So it appears he may have some chest issues, but he’ll be alright! KCAL-9’s Ireland reports.
Rudy Fernandez was hit on a fast break from behind by Trevor Ariza who swooped at the ball, unfortunately hitting his head causing him to crash hard on the floor. Rudy was carried off on a stretcher and everyone in the arena held their breath; including the entire Lakers staff.
As Ariza left the floor, in a concerned look, he said something to Phil almost as if to tell him to apologize to the Blazers. When Rudy jumped, he left on one leg and when he was hit he wasn’t able to gather himself landing hard on the side of his body and perhaps, what looked like, banging his head.
We here at TheLakersNation.com keep Rudy in our thoughts and prayers. We will also keep you updated on the situation. Trevor Ariza was ejected with a flagrant 2. There was definitely no wrong intent on the play from our vantage points. We hope Rudy has nothing serious in this unfortunate injury.