The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday that guard T.J. Ford was released this morning from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and has returned to Toronto. The results of images taken and interpreted at the hospital (X rays, CT scan and MRI) were negative. He will be reassessed by Raptors medical personnel.

Ford left last night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena at the 1:32 mark of the fourth quarter after a collision with Hawks centre Al Horford. Ford was alert and had movement in his extremities when he was transported from the arena to the hospital for further evaluation.

No time frame has been established for a return to basketball activity. Ford is currently second on the Raptors in scoring (14.1) and assists (6.8) per game.