Thunder's Roberson taken off on stretcher with leg injury

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Thunder's Roberson taken off on stretcher with leg injury
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Andre Roberson lies on the court after slipping during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Oklahoma City guard Andre Roberson was taken off on a stretcher during Saturday night’s game at Detroit with a leg injury after he was unable to reach an alley-oop pass and landed hard on the floor.

Roberson’s left leg seemed to give way as he was beginning his jump, and he sailed through the air and appeared to land on his tailbone or lower back. He remained down on the court for a while, lying on his side as concerned teammates gathered around.

Coach Billy Donovan said it’s a patellar tendon injury, and the team would find out more after returning to Oklahoma. The Thunder host Philadelphia on Sunday night.

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