Breathing problem sends Henry to hospital
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
Following Charlotte’s bizarre finish in Thursday’s victory over Richmond — when the 49ers scored eight points in less than five seconds — the team’s Atlantic 10 tournament ended with a trip to the hospital.
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Sophomore guard Pierria Henry, who scored those eight points all at the free-throw line, was knocked to the floor after he caught an elbow to the lower neck late in the Charlotte’s 72-55 loss to top-seeded Saint Louis in Friday’s quarterfinals.
He remained on the floor for several minutes trying to catch his breath. No foul was called against Saint Louis on the play.
Henry eventually walked off the court under his own power but was still in obvious discomfort. He was wheeled out of the arena receiving oxygen and taken to a hospital, where the rest of the team headed after the game.
The school didn’t immediately provide any updates on Henry’s condition.
“I’m very, very concerned, to be quite honest with you,” Charlotte coach Alan Major said after the game. “A guy has a tough time breathing, I’m not quite sure what that means.”
Contributing: The Associated Press
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