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Conner Frankamp suffers concussion after being undercut on layup (video links)

Wichita North senior and Kansas University recruit Conner Frankamp is pictured on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Pleasant Valley Middle School in Wichita, where he works out daily with his father, Marty Frankamp. Frankamp said that although he is looked at as a shooter, he is preparing to play the point if needed for KU.

Wichita North senior and Kansas University recruit Conner Frankamp is pictured on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Pleasant Valley Middle School in Wichita, where he works out daily with his father, Marty Frankamp. Frankamp said that although he is looked at as a shooter, he is preparing to play the point if needed for KU. by Nick Krug

Kansas men's basketball signee Conner Frankamp had a scary moment Friday night when he was undercut by a Scott City player and landed on his face.

Video of the play from two different angles is available on KAKE TV's website. It also can be seen at the 2:13 mark of this video from CatchitKansas.com.

According to Joanna Chadwick of the Wichita Eagle, the game was delayed 10 minutes as a trainer tried to stop the bleeding on a cut on Frankamp's left temple. The senior was later removed from the court via an office chair.

Chadwick said Frankamp later received stitches for the cut and also was diagnosed with a concussion. Rivals.com's No. 31 player in the class of 2013 will not play in Saturday's championship game against Shawnee Mission South in the Dodge City Tournament of Champions.

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Comments

JayhawkRock78 1 year, 2 months ago

As a defender on a fast break you either go for the ball hard down low BEFORE the jump, or you jump with them to try for a block. He did neither, he just went under him.

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inge 1 year, 2 months ago

It is really easy for people to come on here and say this kid did this on purpose and he took Conner out. I watched the video and I say it is more Frankamps fault than the kid that ran into him. When someone is running beside you I don't think it a good idea to try to dunk and especially with one hand. He looks like he is trying to get out of the way. Watch his facial expression after the incident happens and you will see the kid looks scared and sorry. These kinds of things happen and will continue to happen. It is just a freak thing. It's just that it happened to a well known player. If it would have been a nobody, nobody would have cared that it happened. We have had kids taken out before and it is scary but I never saw it put in the newspaper before.

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jaybate 1 year, 2 months ago

Regardless of the injury, this is the first footage of Conner where I saw what others have been talking about. The guy has some of the kind of quick John Stockton once had. Hope he gets well soon.

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Steve Jacob 1 year, 2 months ago

Typically, each concussion is worse then the last one. So if it's his first one, should be no big deal. But as I have seen in the NFL the last two seasons, doctors are much more hesitant to clear players, especially the more you get.

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JayhawkRock78 1 year, 2 months ago

Bush league move period. Any player doing something like this is playing dirty, and there is no reason to run under the basket when someone is going high for a dunk other than undercut him.. He used his body, not arms so it wasn't flagrant looking to the untrained eye. Taking a star player out in the championship rounds with a cheap shot...disgusting.

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Rumo 1 year, 2 months ago

Being undercut while in the air, going for the basket, one of the worst things to happen on the court. Such a high risk for injury for a pointless play, it should be a flagrant foul. It doesn't have to be intentional for a foul to be a flagrant. I was undercut once in a practice on a fastbreak layup, and I've been paranoid about it happening again ever since. Not good.

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Jay Dogger 1 year, 3 months ago

Many athletes get a concussion now and then. I hope that was his first.

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KUfanInFlorida 1 year, 3 months ago

The foul was not intentional, but that kid should know better. Frankamp was going up for a dunk and that kid couldn't make a play on it. Why try to undercut his legs??? Safety first.

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PSM 1 year, 3 months ago

Oh boy I hope he can play next season! :| Rub some dirt on it.

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Joe Ross 1 year, 3 months ago

I think I understand. The KAKE TV spot says the trainers said it was NOT a concussion, but when taken to the Western Plains Medical Center for treatment, doctors there officially diagnosed him with one. Kinda worrisome if your trainers can't identify a concussion!

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weeslicket 1 year, 3 months ago

The senior was later removed from the court via an office chair.

seriously??

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Joe Ross 1 year, 3 months ago

Hmm. The KAKE link at 00:43 says it was NOT a concussion according to the trainers! What gives?

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Joe Ross 1 year, 3 months ago

And concussions are what ended Zach Peters' short career at Kansas. sigh

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Jay Dogger 1 year, 3 months ago

I don't know the exact rules of fouling but isn't cutting a guy's legs out while he's up in the air some sort of flagrant? I imagine in some games the dude who did it would be ejected and/or busted up by the enforcer.

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