NBA referee Scott Wall, 66, rolled his ankle when Jordan Poole collided in the first quarter of the Warriors vs. Knicks at Madison Square Garden and forced off the court for treatment – but back in the second quarter!
The Warriors vs. The Knicks at Madison Square Garden briefly went down with two referees midway through the first quarter when official Scott Wall badly rolled his ankle after colliding with Jordan Poole.
Replays showed the 66-year-old Wall tilting heavily on the ball of his ankle as Poole cut in on the wing.
Hall appeared to almost step on the back of Poole’s leg before rolling himself over but managed to hobble off the court, suggesting it wasn’t as bad as it first appeared.
Remarkably, however, Wall returned to the sideline moments later. He resumed his position midway through the second quarter and seemed to be doing ok.
NBA official Scott Wall sprained his ankle after colliding with Jordan Poole (pictured)
Wall (centre – No 31) had to be helped off the court but was able to return in the second quarter
As soon as this happened, Wall immediately appeared uncomfortable. He jumped briefly and fell to the ground as the play continued and had to be helped off the court by his fellow officials.
He slowly left the court with five minutes left in the first quarter, only two officials left in the game.
‘That ref Scott Wall has the worst ankle roll I’ve ever seen in my life, damn!’ said one fan on Twitter.
Another wrote: ‘Oh man, that’s ugly. I hope Scott Wall is okay.’
The incident didn’t seem to bother Poole in action for Golden State on Tuesday night in New York. He finished the first quarter with 12 points, the leading scorer for his team.
But it wasn’t a good night in the end for the Warriors. The Knicks beat them, 132-94 – Poole finished with 26 points.
Poole did not appear fazed by the incident, scoring 12 points in the first quarter