Chris Kaman took a nasty fall in practice the other day that resulted in a concussion and this is what he had to say:
“I just got undercut in practice and landed on my head. It was a weird play. (Jae) Crowder drove down the middle, Elton (Brand) tried to take a charge and Elton slid to his left and took my leg out.
“I tried to block it and I was three feet in the air on my side and didn’t know where to go. Obviously it all happened real fast.”
So fast that Kaman hardly had time to break his fall.
“I landed on my head from about three feet in the air, and it hurt and I was dizzy a little bit,” Kaman said. “And then my vision was a little blurry for a little bit, then it slowly went away.
“And today I’ve been having a headache for the last two days, and my neck is killing me.”
By strict guidelines in the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement, Kaman has to pass a battery of tests before he’s permitted to play again. It’s for his own protection.
“They just want me to take it easy and make sure that everything’s good,” Kaman said. “I guess it’s not the first (concussion) they’re worried about, it’s the next one.
“I had the test (Tuesday) and everything and I didn’t pass that test. I’ll try again (Wednesday) and see how that goes — just take it day by day.”