Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stuckey Hospitalized After Collapse

Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey collapsed on the team's bench at the 2:30 mark of the third quarter of Detroit's loss last night in Cleveland to the Cavaliers. He was carried out on a stretcher with an oxygen mask and transported to Cleveland Clinic.

Tests came back negative, and the team says Stuckey should return to Detroit today. The 23-year-old guard experienced similar dizziness last season and wound up missing two games. He's started every game for the Pistons this season, but should he have to miss time, veterans Will Bynum, Ben Gordon and Chucky Atkins would likely split the minutes at point guard.

It was an emotional scene following the game when both teams huddled and prayed for Stuckey and his family. Members of both teams admitted to be shaken by the incident and remained adamant that his health was more important than the game itself.

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine