Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/19/13
Maybe she should have given her sneakers the old Larry Bird spit treatment before heading onto the court for this one. An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader was released from Atlanta Medical Center on Monday night after taking a spill during an in-game routine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. While cheerleaders are known for high-flying stunts and pretty involved gymnastics repertoires, what made this cheerleader’s tumble so strange was that she wasn’t really pushing any boundaries when she went down. Rather, she looked like she fell victim to a cartoon-like prank, with only the proverbial banana peel absent from this mishap. The cheerleader, identified as Kristen, was just zipping through her routine in the break before the fourth quarter when one leg-kick went awry. As she snapped her leg into the air in unison with the rest of the cheerleaders, Kristen’s plant leg suddenly went out from under her, sending her to the ground, where she appeared to hit her head. The scary head hit was what brought paramedics onto the court to check to see if she was OK. She was then sent to the local hospital. While the neck and head hit looked bad when Kristen first fell, she was released after the examination, and Hawks coach Larry Drew gave an update after the game. “Our best wishes are with the cheerleader who had the incident on the court,” he said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “She is doing well, from what I’m told. We are hoping that she is OK and are keeping things in perspective.” Still unsolved is what sent Kristen to the ground. She was wearing the same shoes as the rest of the cheerleaders, but the floor must have been pretty slippery where she ended up planting. Either that, or there’s a rogue banana peel out there somewhere. Check it out in the video below. Photo of the Day Jeff Green was pretty good Monday night. But remember, the Celtics were playing this guy. Tweet of the Day Yeah. Its cool to dunk on people...but Dunk on somebody your size Lebron James and DeAdra Jordan— Obed Winding Jr. (@charger_on24s) March 19, 2013 Double yeah. "@Brohumour: Drake has agreed to donate some of his eyebrow hair to LeBron James hairline"#GreatestThingI'veEverRead— D4 (@DFoor33) March 19, 2013 Video of the Day And that’s how a catcher, unassisted, tags out a man trying to steal. Well done, Yadier Molina. Your browser does not support iframes.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Auburn legend Bo Jackson using Heisman vote for Alabama star

Gronk: Tom Brady doesn't age, seems like he's in his 20s

Cam Newton says Greg Hardy was a 'great teammate'

Ohio State plans to end Mirror Lake jump tradition after death

WATCH: Jason Kidd ejected for swiping ball out of ref's hands

Brad Stevens: Celtics had 'real conversations' after loss to Hawks


Les Miles unsure about his future at LSU

Saban will not rule out Kenyan Drake for Iron Bowl

Andre Drummond responds to Khris Middleton saying he doesn’t like contact

Lacking Jazz: Why Utah’s offense has struggled this season

Magic to bench Victor Oladipo, start Channing Frye

10 unheralded NFL players set to make a major impact in Week 12

LeBron James, James Jones lead players-only meeting after loss

Brady: Few have more respect for Peyton Manning than me

WATCH: Marcus Foligno flips Carter Hutton

Blaine Gabbert was only person at his press conference

Report: Alabama DC Kirby Smart a front-runner for South Carolina job

Kristaps Porzingis really wants to meet Turtle from ‘Entourage’

Top storyline for each Week 12 NFL game

WATCH: Ref injures Yakupov's leg by pulling him down

Ryan Fitzpatrick shaves beard to ‘switch up the mojo’

Bedlam is bigger than ever, but which team will be better than ever?

5 outrageous predictions for Week 12 of the NFL season

How the Detroit Lions became the face of football on Thanksgiving Day

The 10 most disappointed fan bases of the 2015 college football season

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top storyline for each Week 12 NFL game

Top 10 matchups for Week 12 of the NFL season

The 10 most disappointed fan bases of the 2015 CFB season

Gronk: Takes mental toughness not to overeat on Thanksgiving

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker