Batum asked to be removed from the game soon after, according CBSSports.com, and "wound up in the hospital."
X-rays there "were negative for an orbital fracture and the team is listing him as day-to-day," CBSports reports. The team takes on the Toronto Raptors in Canada on Friday.
The 23-year-old Batum, a French native who was picked in the first round of the 2008 draft, is averaging 12.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 block per game this season.
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