Charlotte Bobcats rookie forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was released from a Houston hospital Sunday and was cleared to fly one day after suffering a concussion in Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets.
While this is encouraging news about Kidd-Gilchrist’s recovery, he’d still have to pass a concussion test under NBA medical protocol before being allowed to play again. The Bobcats play the Miami Heat on Monday, then close out a five-game road trip Wednesday in Cleveland.
“I’m just relieved he’s not in the hospital today – that’s the key point. He’s young and he’ll heal up nicely,” Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap said after Sunday practice.