Pacers’ Jalen Smith leaves game vs. 76ers due to head injury, taken to hospital for evaluation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Indiana Pacers forward Jalen Smith left Tuesday night’s NBA In-Season Tournament game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a head injury, and the team said he was transported to a hospital for evaluation and additional testing. Smith was knocked down in a collision at the defensive end of the floor midway through the second quarter as Sixers forward Paul Reed went up for a dunk. Smith immediately left the floor with Indiana’s trainers. The team said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that Smith was being taken to the hospital “out of an abundance of caution.” Neither Indiana head coach Rick Carlisle nor the team’s public relations staff had an update on Smith’s condition after the Pacers’ 132-126 win over the Sixers.

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