Ellison suffers minor injuries in accident

December 31, 1991|By Alan Goldstein

LANDOVER -- Washington Bullets center Pervis Ellison was involved in an auto accident early last night on the way from his home in Fort Washington to the Capital Centre for the game with the San Antonio Spurs.

He was taken by ambulance to Greater Southeast Washington Hospital for X-rays and observation after complaining of back and neck pains. He was discharged early this morning, a hospital official confirmed at 4 a.m.

Ellison, acquired from Sacramento in June 1990, has emerged as a dominant player this season, averaging 20.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.71 blocks, all career-highs.

The 6-foot-10 center missed four games earlier this month with a sore knee.

According to Bullets general manager John Nash, it appeared that Ellison was involved in a one-car accident.

It is believed a car swerved in front of Ellison's car, forcing him off the road and into a ditch where he hit an embankment. Ellison reportedly then hit his head on the steering wheel.

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