Hawks cheerleader carted off on stretcher

An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader lays on the ground as fellow cheerleaders continue to perform during a dance routine in which hit the floor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Atlanta. Dallas won 127 to 113. She was taken off the court on a stretcher to a medical facility. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 19, 2013 12:40:24 PM PDT
An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader was carted off on a stretcher Monday night after falling and hitting her head on the floor of Philips Arena.

It happened after the third quarter when a Hawks cheerleader, identified by the team only by her first name of Kristen, slipped and hit the back of her head and neck during a dance routine.

The cheerleader did not lose consciousness, according to the Hawks, and was taken from the court on a stretcher.

Kristen was released Monday night after being examined at the Atlanta Medical Center.

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Hawks 127-113.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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