Frightening moment during the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers game ... when forward Derrick Jones, Jr. had to be stretchered off the court following a hard collision.
Jones -- the 2020 Slam Dunk champion -- collided with Pacers player Goga Bitadze in the second half of Friday's matchup ... when the center set a pick that sent DJJ to the ground.
Thoughts and prayers are with Derrick Jones Jr., who was wheeled off the court after a collision on a screen. pic.twitter.com/fXhzbmPyrZ— FOX Sports Sun: HEAT (@FOXSportsHEAT) August 14, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with Derrick Jones Jr., who was wheeled off the court after a collision on a screen. pic.twitter.com/fXhzbmPyrZ
Reporters on the scene say Jones, Jr. was lying face-down on the court for several minutes before he was put on a stretcher with a neck brace.
Jones -- who grabbed his neck as soon as he started falling to the ground -- was chasing forward Doug McDermott as he collided with Bitadze's shoulder.
No word on Derrick's status ... but here's hoping he's okay.
Jones has had a breakthrough season for the #4-seed Heat ... averaging 8.6 points a game.