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Atlanta cheerleader taken off court on stretcher after fall

Mavericks Hawks Basketball

An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader lays on the ground as fellow cheerleaders continue to perform during a dance routine in which hit the floor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Atlanta. Dallas won 127 to 113. She was taken off the court on a stretcher to a medical facility. (AP Photo/John Amis)


It’s hard to tell exactly what happened from the video (below) — an Atlanta Hawks cheerleader dancing between quarters did a kick as part of the routine, he plant foot slips and she falls with her head hitting the floor.

The game was delayed briefly as she had to be carted off the court with a neck brace before being taken to hospital for further evaluation, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Her name is Kristin (last name not released) and Hawks coach Larry Drew said she is doing well.

“Our best wishes are with the cheerleader who had the incident on the court,” coach Larry Drew said to start his postgame press conference. “She is doing well, from what I’m told. We are hoping that she is OK and are keeping things in perspective.”