Shaquille O'Neal's Son Shareef Injured After Hitting Head on Court During Debut

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 29, 2017

Crossroads School's Shareef O'Neal #23 in action against Cambridge Rindge and Latin during a high school basketball game at the 2017 Hoophall Classic on Saturday, January 14,, 2017, in Springfield, MA.. Cambridge Rindge and Latin won. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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Shareef O'Neal—the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal—suffered an injury Monday night during the first game of his senior high school basketball season when he hit his head on the floor.

As seen in the following video courtesy of TMZ Sports, O'Neal went down hard after going up for a shot attempt during Crossroads High School's first game of the 2017-18 campaign:

O'Neal had 31 points before the injury, but he did not return to the game, as he was placed in concussion protocol.

He was also held out of the team's game Tuesday as a precaution, per TMZ Sports.

Crossroads defeated Beverly Hills 80-77 on Monday despite O'Neal being forced to exit the game early.

According to 247Sports, O'Neal is a 4-star recruit who ranks as the No. 32 overall player, No. 9 power forward and No. 2 player from the state of California in his class.

O'Neal is committed to play for the Arizona Wildcats beginning in 2018-19 after also getting pursued by a number of other high-profile programs, including his father's alma mater, LSU.

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