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Hamidou Diallo goes down with gruesome leg injury

© Brian Losness | USATSI

© Brian Losness | USATSI

Horrible, horrible news in the BBNBA world tonight.

Former Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo went down tonight with a gruesome leg injury in Oklahoma City’s game against the Golden State Warriors.

Diallo went up for the rebound and came down tangled up with Golden State’s Jonas Jerebko. His leg buckled underneath, and he immediately crawled to the baseline screaming in pain. They brought the stretcher out and carried him off the floor with his leg covered.

The video is attached after the break, but I’m warning right now you it’s not for the faint of heart. If you decide to watch, please use caution.

Here were some of the player reactions after the fall:

Averaging 6.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in just 14 minutes per game, Diallo has been one of the biggest surprises from the 2018 NBA Draft class. He had scored nine or more points in three of his last four games, including an 18-point breakout game on Monday where he shot 7-7 from the floor.

The comfort was finally coming for a guy we’ve always known to have so much potential. Now, it looks like Diallo is going to have to put his path to finding major NBA success on hold while he recovers from a brutal injury.

No official diagnosis has been made, but we’ll be sure to let the BBN know in the morning whenever an update does come. Regardless, I’m sure he could use your prayers tonight.

Absolutely devastating.

————-UPDATE ONE—————

According to Brett Dawson of The Athletic, Diallo was brought into the locker room in a wheelchair. Wheelchair ramps provide a way to travel from one place to another with comfort avoiding any kind of hassles or hurdles in their way. Wheelchair ramps are designed in specific ways to suit the specific situations where patients or mobility impaired victims can move easily by wheelchairs or trolleys. An easy mobility of the wheelchairs in buildings is provided by wheelchair rampe pmr and rough uneven surfaces both inside and outside buildings. There have been many variants in the modeling of wheelchair ramps to suit the different scenarios faced by a wheel chaired person. These wheelchair ramps help them in facing the difficult situations such as going through doorways to outdoors and also to reach laces that are in high areas that are difficult to reach by them without any aid.

He also went for x-rays, but head coach Billy Donavan doesn’t have any updates beyond that.

No immediate surgery or hospital visit, so let’s hope that’s a positive sign.

———————UPDATE TWO——————

According to multiple reports, Diallo somehow missed any serious injuries with the fall, with a left ankle sprain being the only big damage.

Per Dawson, the Thunder have ruled out anything serious:


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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30 Comments for Hamidou Diallo goes down with gruesome leg injury

  1. StuckinLville
    6:19 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Very unfortunate with how well he has played. Very fortunate to not have a serious injury. Get better soon Hami!

  2. friendsofcoal
    7:07 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Why do our guys play better once they get to the NBA?

    • cats646
      8:12 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      They get coached better.

    • steve simpson
      11:20 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      No hand checking no zones and athletes have more space.

    • BTownUKFan
      8:29 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Several reasons: 1) they are not restricted on practice time. It is now their job and they can focus all their energy on their craft. 2) They don’t have classes/homework. 3) They are a year older. 4) It’s more about individual play so they don’t have to sacrifice parts of their game for the betterment of the team. 5) they can hire shot trainers, personal workout trainers, dieticians to improve specific parts of their game and their physical well-being. cats646 is a UL troll.

    • bigbluebanana
      10:04 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Well said btown

    • 4everUKblue
      9:56 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Well said BTown.

    • zoupman
      10:20 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Well said. Cats646 is really 666. Pound sand dude.

    • Rixter
      10:22 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      How sad for ANYBODY who peaks at age 18.

    • henderblue
      10:47 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Also they mature physically

    • JASUN74
      6:50 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

      You’re 100% right btown. Guys, cats646 is just joking and trying to get you going. Lol. He’s a good guy and the funniest one here most the time. Anyway, man, I’m so glad that it’s not more serious!! That looked really bad and if Hami wasn’t as athletic and stretched as much as he does, that could’ve been terrible. It’s bad enough anyway and prayers are with you Hamidou.

    • BigolBlue
      10:13 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Easy. Cals not their coach

  3. neat1ky
    8:57 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Actually, that’s easy to understand. The players start coming into their own due to age, maturity and coaching and because nowadays they can jump to the NBA, they do and why not with insane money being paid. In the old days, players such as Issel, Givans, Roby and others did not have that chance. You can thank the NBA for this problem as well as the players union because want these kids to be paid before they deserve it and we get them trained free for them and these players by staying to junior to senior year would be ready to step in and contribute, anyway that’s the thoughts from a senior citizen.

  4. ClutchCargo
    9:39 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Glad he is going to be okay. But I thought I was watching the wrong video. Yeah, he came down on the other guy’s foot and went down awkwardly, but there was nothing gruesome about that.

    • 4everUKblue
      9:58 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      I thought the same thing, I was expecting something like what happened to Paul George.

    • bigbluebanana
      10:05 am November 22, 2018 Permalink


    • michaelb
      10:05 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      It’s 2018 clutch . We gotta remember we live in candy land times lol. 28 mins is also full time NBA play . Allen iverson gets bombs off this

    • JoeMoney333
      10:10 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Happy Thanksgiving MichaelB, you miserable grumpy old man.

    • Rixter
      10:23 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Most gruesome ankle sprain ever?!?!

    • Yeah, Inwas expecting Joe Theisman/Tim Krumrie/whichever UL bball player that was, but it wasn’t nearly that bad looking. That makes it no less painful for Hami though. I pray he’ll be okay.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:46 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      The headline should actually read “Hamidou Diallo rolls ankle, will likely miss a few games.”

    • Parker_UKFanNC
      12:53 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Well they didn’t know it was an ankle injury to much later. The way his leg was bent back could’ve been knee injury

  5. michaelb
    10:06 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    So More or less this was click bait then ?

  6. CoachCat
    10:08 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Absolute click bait. Only way Jack can get any hits

    • michaelb
      10:50 am November 22, 2018 Permalink


    • StuckinLville
      1:26 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Did u not notice all the updates? Obviously when he first posted it all they knew is he was taken out on a stretcher and that’s usually never good.

  7. somerset bill
    10:33 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Glad to discover this was total clickbait — headline, warnings, hiding it behind the more button. You sir, have an internet career after KSR.

  8. CombatMedic_98
    12:43 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Well if player #3 (standing there with his teeth in his mouth) watching people play basketball would have got out of his way he’d be fine…can’t stand dudes on the court always getting in the way with their lanky, in-athletic selves!!!