Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond said he was “a little sore,” but OK after tests were negative on the neck injury he suffered tonight against the Indiana Pacers.

He was wearing neck brace after a brief trip to the hospital as a precaution in the locker room after the Pistons’ 112-104 loss at the Palace.

The team says Drummond was taken to the hospital for further testing after leaving the game at the 6:32 mark of the first quarter.

He was injured when his head was caught on Roy Hibbert’s thigh while scrambling for a loose ball. He said it sent a shock throughout his whole body.

After remaining on the floor for minutes, a stretcher was summoned. But he was able to leave the Palace floor under his own power, although he was in obvious pain. Strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander assisted him off the floor.

“I knew it wasn’t as severe as I thought it was (at first),” Drummond said. “It was a little bit of a scare, but with a stiffening neck you kind of take precautions and check things out.”