PJ Hairston Suffers Concussion


North Carolina came out on fire Tuesday night against Boston College and it was mostly due to the explosive offense of PJ Hairston. However, that suddenly came to an end minutes before the end of the first half.

Jan 29, 2013; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; A trainer and North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams (left) holds the hand of guard P.J. Hairston (15) after he was injured during the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Conte Forum. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

With just a few minutes left in the first half, Hairston went to defend the post along with teammate Dexter Strickland when the two collided.

As Hairston began to come down and Strickland jumped up, Strickland’s elbow slammed into Hairston’s head. Hairston slammed down to the grounded immediate, however he avoided slamming his head down on the court, but to do so he whipped his head forward causing whiplash. This all lead to a major headache as the guard referred to his concussion.

Hairston attempted to stand up on his own and appeared fine, however after three small steps he got woozy and fell back down. He had to be escorted off the court and to the locker room via a stretcher.

His mother was in attendance for the game and was by his side.

Hairston would come back out to the bench, but would eventually head back to the locker room for the night. More than likely he was advised to do so with the noise and bright lights not being something you want to be around after a concussion/major head trauma.

The team/school has no official commented on Hairston’s status today, however it is likely he will miss a week at the very least. His teammate Reggie Bullock suffered a concussion earlier and missed a week.