A Tuesday night basketball game between Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks was delayed after a team cheerleader fell during a stunt and appeared to be severely hurt.
Between the first and second quarter of the game, an Orlando stunt team member Jamie Woode attempted a trick which required her to stand on top of a partner's shoulders. But after the male member tossed Woode up, she appeared to lose her balance and fell backwards. According to some eyewitnesses, the back of her head landed hard on the court.
Medics rushed over to the immobilized stunt member, occupying the court and delaying the game as NBA members looked on and clapped in support. Woode was then put in a neck brace and carried out on a stretcher, but she never failed to lose her spirit.
Despite the fact that she could hardly move her body, the perky blonde managed to put her arms half way up and offered the crowed a very cheerleader like wave. The crowd responded with a loud round of applause.
It has not yet been reported whether or not the girl sustained any serious injuries.
Alan Hahn, MSG Network's Knicks studio analyst, told SB Nation that it had been a "hard fall" and created a very "scary scene."
Woode is a former cheerleader at the University of Central Florida, according to Yahoo. The site reported that Woode waited outside for an ambulance to arrive with a male friend. While she was breathing and speaking on her own, the stunt member appeared to be in extreme pain. After the ambulance arrived, she was taken to the nearby Orlando Regional Medical Center. No report has been issued of her condition.
The Knicks went on to win the game with a score of 99-89. Caremlo Anthony was the high scorer of the night earning 25 points, just ahead of Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith, who scored 21 points each.