Cross-Posted from TorosNation.com.
As I reported earlier today, Lance Thomas, forward for the San Antonio Spurs D-League affiliate Austin Toros, had an epileptic seizure during the second quarter of today’s game against the Idaho Stampede.
He was helped to the floor by several players and was carted off on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.
“It was a freak accident. The guy just came down real hard on him,” Thomas’ teammate Michael Joiner said. “I’ve never seen anything like that.”
According to several players, coach Brad Jones and Thomas’ sister, he had no history of seizures on or off the court.
“No! that’s why it was especially scary, but I just spoke to him, he’s ok,” Thomas’ sister, Caroline Buck, told me via Twitter.
As Buck said, it looks like Thomas will be ok and, according to Joiner, he won’t be at the hospital for too long.
“He actually joked around about coming back into the game so I think he’s making progress,” Joiner said. “It looks like he’s going to be OK and he won’t have to stay overnight (at the hospital).”
Joiner and the rest of the Toros were off to visit Thomas at the hospital, and several tweets indicate what we had heard, and that Thomas will indeed be fine.
Thomas himself took to Twitter and said he feels better.
“I’m feeling a lot better everyone! Thanks for the love and for caring.”