NBA 76ers forward Harris injures his eye in frightening fall


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Miami (AFP)

Philadelphia forward Tobias Harris suffered a laceration to his left eye and possible concussion in a frightening fall on Sunday in the NBA 76ers playoff game against the Boston Celtics.

Harris was fighting for a rebound under the basket when his legs were swept under him and he fell hard, banging his head on the court.

He lay there, his legs shaking, as medical staff and 76ers coach Brett Brown ran to deal with him.

Eventually he was able to get up and walk out of the field, holding a towel to his left eye and temple.

“I really don’t have any updates,” Brown said in a TV interview shortly after Harris left court. “When you look at him and ask him ‘Are you okay? And he looks back and he says he is, so that’s good enough for me.

“Because, for a while, you weren’t too sure what was really going on. ”

The team later reported Harris’s eye injury and said he was being assessed for a concussion.

The 76ers, trying to avoid elimination in the series, were lagging behind by two points when Harris started in the bottom of the third. The Celtics ended the period 12-0 to lead 89-77 in the fourth quarter.

“After its release, the game obviously changed a lot,” Brown said.


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