HOUSTON (AP/WCNC) -- Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to Houston's Memorial Hermann Hospital Saturday night after getting hit in the head during the Bobcats' game against the Houston Rockets.

Kidd-Gilchrist was fitted with a neck brace and taken off the floor on a stretcher in Houston after teammate Jeff Taylor collided with him going for a rebound.

Team officials says Kidd-Gilchrist, the second overall pick in last year's draft, underwent X-rays and a CT scan as a precautionary measure, all of which were negative for neck and head injuries. He does have a concussion, team officials say, and stayed overnight at the hospital.

The injury occurred when Kidd-Gilchrist went up to defend Toney Douglas' layup attempt early in the fourth quarter on Saturday night. Taylor swooped in and his right hip connected with the back of Kidd-Gilchrist's head.

Kidd-Gilchrist lay motionless for several minutes. The athletic training staffs from both teams came out to check on him, and the entire Charlotte bench eventually surrounded him.

Kidd-Gilchrist rejoined the team in Miami on Sunday.

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