Noel had a scary incident in last night's Thunder game.
Nerlens Noel had to be taken off on a stretcher after a scary fall in last night's Oklahoma City Thunder game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Noel went to block an Andrew Wiggins dunk attempt and the two collided which resulted in Noel smashing his head on the court. On Wednesday, the Thunder released a statement saying Noel is now out of the hospital after suffering a concussion.
After the game, Wiggins talked about the play and offered his best wishes for Noel, according to Sporting News.
"I just tried to make an aggressive move and dunk," he said. "He tried to contest it. I think he fell wrong. I didn't really see it until I saw him on the ground. Hopefully he's good. I hope nothing but the best for him. I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger."
Noel's teammate Steven Adams commented on the play and said "Obviously, Wiggins didn't mean to do any of that. He shouldn't be taking any blame for that whatsoever. It's just one of those crazy plays that happen. Fortunately they responded quite quickly, the medical staff. We felt like he was in the best hands at the time."
As of right now, there is no timetable on a return to action.