Atlanta Hawks cheerleader hospitalized after fall

Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders. (KEVIN C. COX/Getty Images/AFP)

Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders. (KEVIN C. COX/Getty Images/AFP)

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An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader was hospitalized Monday after slipping and hitting her head during a routine.

The cheerleader, identified only as Kristen, was injured during a routine and stretchered off the court between the third and fourth quarters of Monday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks at Philips Arena, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was taken by paramedics to Atlanta Medical Center and released later that night.

“Our best wishes are with the cheerleader who had the incident on the court,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said to start his post-game press conference. “She is doing well, from what I’m told. We are hoping that she is OK and are keeping things in perspective.”


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