NBA cheerleader hurt

ORLANDO, Fla. – She lay strapped on a gurney on a sidewalk outside Amway Arena, still in her blue top and black spandex shorts, held in place by several belts and a white neck brace. A medic hovered over her, grabbed one of her hands and asked her to squeeze. She did. The medic asked if she was OK, and she nodded ever so slightly. She tried to move her legs and wiggled them. Then she tried to move a little more
and her face contorted in pain.
Her stunt partner, covered in sweat, held back tears. The medic reached up and stroked his back.
Early in Tuesday's Magic game against the Knicks, an Orlando Magic stunt team member named Jamie Woode fell head-first during a routine and remained motionless on the floor for several minutes in front of a silenced crowd. Several who watched the scene said they thought she was paralyzed.

Those who watched the fall said the stunt leading up to the incident didn't go exactly as planned and seemed awkward, yet it was followed immediately by another stunt that involved Woode being thrown high up into the air. Woode's male stunt partner couldn't catch her and she fell. The arena filled with gasps and fell silent. Players from both the Magic and Knicks stood at their benches and looked on in worry.
Jamie Woode was taken off the court on a stretcher after falling during a stunt. (Eric Adelson)Woode, a former cheerleader at the University of Central Florida, was lifted onto a gurney. She then reached up with both arms and waved as fans applauded her. She was then rushed through the concourse and out onto the sidewalk across from a parking garage.
As she and her teammate waited with medics for an ambulance, Woode was breathing on her own and speaking, though she appeared to be in considerable pain. She was eventually lifted into an ambulance, covered in a navy blue blanket and taken to the nearby Orlando Regional Medical Center with her partner, who didn't give his name, sitting in the passenger seat.