Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka suffered a rough head injury in a Tuesday night win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Ibaka got drilled in the head by his own teammate while going for a rebound, and it became clear immediately he was in substantial pain. (RELATED: TV Ratings For The NBA Playoffs Are Down 26 Percent From 2018)
Watch the video below:
Yikes. Ibaka took a nasty accidental elbow from Kawhi Leonard. pic.twitter.com/LBv406a2bP
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 8, 2019
Following the injury, he had a pretty nasty and noticeable bump on his head.
Ibaka’s sinking shots with a big ol’ Looney Tunes welt the size of a damn kumquat growing out of his head. I can’t wait for the oral history ten years from now of The Band Aid Game pic.twitter.com/N7dNFCWQLd
— ℳatt (@matttomic) May 8, 2019
Luckily, he was able to return to the game and even threw down an impressive slam after bouncing back from the head injury.
Serge Ibaka took an elbow to the head then did THIS
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 8, 2019
I’m honestly a little surprised he was able to come back into the game. Given the fact he had a massive bump on his head, you’d think he might have suffered a concussion.
But that didn’t appear to be the case. He should consider himself very lucky. A hit like that to the head could have easily ended his night.
Luckily for him, he bounced back in a big way and got the win for the Raptors.