Rodney Stuckey has history of light-headedness

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UPDATE: Heather Cox reports Stuckey conscious and his vital signs are stable. This is great news, and a lot of the fears I had about the situation just subsided.

From a Nov. 13, 2008 Detroit Free Press article:

SAN FRANCISCO – Wearing a black hat and hoodie, Rodney Stuckey leaned against the wall watching the Pistons go over preparations for tonight’s game against the Golden State Warriors.

He was the picture of health, and you wouldn’t have known that three days before he suffered a sudden dizzy spell that he described as scary.

But after tests, he was cleared by doctors to resume playing, and he plans to return to the court against the Los Angles Lakers on Friday.

But the memory of his problems against the Celtics on Sunday – when he left the game at halftime complaining of dizziness and light-headedness – was fresh in his mind.

“It’s something that just happened – a freak accident, ” Stuckey said. “Anytime something happens like that it’s scary, but we took precautions about this situation and we found out everything came back good news.”

Stuckey scored four points in the Pistons’ 88-76 loss to the Celtics. He finished the first half, then sat slumped in a seat in a hallway as he received treatment from doctors before heading to the locker room.

He didn’t return to the bench.

He remained in Detroit for tests while the team headed West for its four-game, six-day trip. He arrived along with team president Joe Dumars at the Sports Club/LA on Wednesday midway through practice.

He wants to get comfortable and get his legs back, so that’s why he will participate in this morning’s shootaround and not jump right back in the mix with back-to-back games.

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