Lou Amundson took quite a crack on the head last night against the Hornets:
Marvin Williams was given a flagrant-two and ejected for that elbow to the skull. I don't think he meant any harm or made a plainly reckless play, but between that and the time he sat directly on Carmelo Anthony's neck (no call!), I was happy to have Williams out of the game.
As for Lou? He's fine. He left the floor immediately because his scalp was split open and bleeding, and did not return. He didn't need stitches, just glue. He also didn't sustain a concussion, which is great news. IN FACT:
NBA has been warned: Lou Amundson became more aware after elbow by Marvin Williams, scored better than his baseline on concussion test.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 18, 2015
! But wait, there's more!
BREAKING: Lou Amundson has patch of hair missing where they glued wound. He said he'll assess the damage and may possibly shave his head.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 18, 2015
First of all: Ew, is that patch of hair on the floor somewhere?
Most of all: LOU AMUNDSON MAY RETURN TO THE FLOOR A GENIUS WITH A SHAVED HEAD. TEXTBOOK SUPERSOLDIER. MARVIN CREATED A MONSTER.
(What probably happened: Concussion testing includes a neuropsychological battery -- date and location, counting backwards, basic logic and spatial reasoning puzzles -- and they compare your post-injury performance to baseline results you provided when healthy. So, if a non-concussed Lou happened to be sleepy or disengaged on the day he did his baseline test, then a similarly non-concussed Lou may have performed better than baseline last night.)
(OR HE'S A SUPERSOLDIER.)