Luka Doncic gets elbowed, leaves game bleeding

2022-09-07 16:14

Luka Doncic was elbowed by the French national team center Vincent Poirier and left to the locker room before halftime.

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The Slovenian star Luka Doncic left the EuroBasket 2022 game vs. France after a massive hit in the head.

With 38.6 seconds to go in the second quarter, Vincent Poirier accidentally elbowed Doncic, who went down on the floor.

Doncic stood up with his head bloodied. Soon he laid down on the floor again due to the pain.

Player of the Game
Luka  Doncic
EFF
45
Luka Doncic
Points 47
Accuracy 15-23
Rebounds 7
Assists 5

Slovenian national staff took him to the locker room.

Doncic scored 27 of the first 36 Slovenian points against France.

He was on his way to beating Giannis Antetokounmpo EuroBasket 2022 points record (41 vs. Ukraine).

That was not the only injury concern for the Slovenian head coach Aleksander Sekulic.

His starting center Mike Tobey didn't suit up for the game due to an awkward ankle sprain in the game vs. Germany.

However, Doncic returned to the floor just before the start of the third quarter.

Later in the third quarter, Doncic had to leave the court due to a minor finger injury.

He returned again and finally snapped Giannis' record by scoring 42 with 7:17 to play in the fourth quarter.



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