Utah Jazz guard Trent Forrest walked out of his game against the Los Angeles Clippers early Tuesday night after teammate Rudy Gobert accidentally punched him in the face.
Forrest was quickly eliminated from the game and taken to a local hospital to be checked for a concussion.
Forest was under the rim and behind Gobert in the opening minutes of the second quarter at Crypto.com Arena, who was battling for position with Clippers big man Isaiah Hartenstein.
Gobert stumbled back after a push from Hartenstein, flapping his arms while trying to regain his balance. Gobert’s right elbow then drove Forrest right in the face – sending him to the court.
Forrest was eventually helped and headed straight back to the dressing room, his hands reportedly shaking as he walked away.
He left the arena on a stretcher according to TNT’s Jared Greenberg.
Forrest had two points, three assists and two rebounds in seven minutes Tuesday night. The 23-year-old has averaged 3.3 points and almost 13 minutes per game in 58 competitions so far this season, his second with the Jazz.
The Jazz gambled away a 25-point lead in the third quarter on Tuesday night, falling 121-115 to the Clippers. Paul George, returning for the first time in more than three months due to an elbow injury, lost 34 points for the Clippers to help nab a five-game slip.
Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 33 points and six assists, and Mike Conley finished with 19 points. The Jazz have now lost five in a row, going 5-1 down on their six-game road trip.
The Utah Jazz’s Trent Forrest leaves the court after elbowing himself in the face against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)