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Friday, December 30, 2011
X-rays negative on fallen cheerleader

By Robbi Pickeral

The North Carolina cheerleader who took a hard fall during the Tar Heels' win over Elon on Thursday night was released from the hospital after X-rays showed no fractures, a team spokesman said.

With 3:01 left at the Smith Center, the game was delayed when the female cheerleader was knocked off another cheerleader's shoulders when an official inadvertantly bumped into the them. There were a few scary moments, as team trainers and then EMS gathered around her, but she was eventually helped off the court with an apparent leg injury.

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