Sixers' Robert Covington leaves game on a stretcher after scary injury

Published Mar. 12, 2016 12:58 p.m. ET

Early in the third quarter of the Sixers' win over the Nets on Friday, Philadelphia's Robert Covington was injured after suffering a scary-looking fall and then being inadvertently kicked in the head by one of his teammates. 

Jerami Grant was the one who delivered the accidental kick, and was evaluated for a concussion himself.

"It's precautionary stuff, just doing tests on his neck to try and learn a little bit more about that," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said afterward, via ESPN."Right now, we have nothing more that we know or can say."

Thankfully, it doesn't appear to have been all that serious. Covington has reportedly been released from the hospital, and will be screened under the league's concussion protocol before he's allowed to return to action.

Covington is averaging 11.9 points and 5.9 rebounds in 27.5 minutes per game for the Sixers this season, and has started in 42 of his 56 appearances.