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Cavaliers scream team dancer injured during preseason game

Sat, Oct 25, 2008 By


Last night during a preseason game against the Washington Wizards, one of the scream team members landed on the side of his face while attempting a stunt.

He was taken off the court on a stretcher. He reported movement in all his extremities before leaving the arena.

The game was held up for more than 10 minutes as medical personnel attended to him.

Following the injury, members of both teams gathered near the scorers table and bowed their heads. The crowd was silent.

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5 Responses to “Cavaliers scream team dancer injured during preseason game”

  1. steve moyer says:

    That was real scary last night. That young man hit the floor real hard, and didn’t move for a very long time. The other scream team members went crying back off the floor. It looked real bad. I hope he is OK.

  2. Crankette says:

    I’ve been very concerned about the dancer after seeing his horrific fall last night. You could have heard a pin drop in that arena as we all waited anxiously to find out if he was going to be OK. I hope someone releases news of his condition so I can quit worrying about it!!

  3. Tariq Ali says:

    No official news yet on his condition. I heard from a member of the organization that he is getting better. I will post an update as soon as we hear something.

  4. Sue says:

    I agree that I would like to know if he is OK so I can stop worrying. I have never seen anything like it – he hit so hard from up so high. I feel for his team and his family.

  5. Tariq Ali says:

    An official announcement was just made on Cavs.com:

    “We are happy to report that Mark is now resting comfortably at home and is on the road to recovery. Mark has dancing in his soul and we know he’s pumped to get back on the court as soon as possible. As we are able to see very clearly, our entertainment teams work extremely hard and often have a similar high level of injury risk, just as professional athletes do. Thank you to the entire Cavs community of fans that have offered their kind thoughts and support! All for One.”

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