DeMatha forward Jerami Grant released from hospital after being injured in summer league game

June 22, 2011

DeMatha forward Jerami Grant, who has enjoyed a breakout offseason and emerged as one of the nation’s top rising seniors, was taken on a stretcher to a local hospital where he was examined and released after falling on his back during a summer league game on Tuesday night.

Grant, who is 6 feet 7, was trying to dunk an alley-oop pass from teammate Jairus Lyles on a fast break when a Riverdale Baptist opponent undercut him, according to two coaches who were watching the game from the stands.

“I went for a oop and somebody kinda blindsided me I’m straight tho,” Grant posted on his Twitter feed late Tuesday night.


DeMatha’s Jerami Grant can get way up in the air, but is recovering after an awkward fall Tuesday night. (Toni L. Sandys/WASHINGTON POST)

After being injured, Grant remained on the court for several minutes, unable to move, according to DeMatha junior varsity assistant coach Rob Landini.

An ambulance was called and paramedics took Grant from the gymnasium on a stretcher.

“He was definitely in pain,” Landini said. “He couldn’t move.”

Grant was treated at Laurel Regional Hospital, where tests were negative and he was allowed to go home, said DeMatha assistant coach Tom Paolucci.

“His mom just texted me and said everything was fine,” Paolucci said.

After the delay, the teams finished the game, which was won by DeMatha.

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