By Christian Bendy Calixte
The results of the first tests of the doctors are reassuring for Nerlens Noël, victim of a horrifying fall last night during the meeting of his team, Oklahoma City against Minnesota, following a blow received in full face.
“Indeed Nerlens suffers from a concussion, thank God all additional fractures were avoided, ” is what Shams Charania, journalist reporter of “The Athletic” which covers the NBA.
Victim of an involuntary nudge of Andrew Wiggins, the player born in Massachusetts fell to the ground and he was rushed to the hospital where he spent the night surrounded by his family and some leaders of the team, only his mother was missing.
According to the American journalist, Nerlens should miss a lot of game for the Thunder, his return to the competition risk of It will keep me waiting, since a battery of tests will be carried out as the policy of the NBA in case a player would be a victim of concussion.
“In accordance with the NBA policy regarding concussion, Noel will now begin the protocol of return to participation prescribed by the NBA. This process involves a series of steps designed to ensure that an athlete exhibits symptom-free behavior before resuming basketball activities. There is no predefined schedule to complete the protocol, each injury and each player being different and the recovery time may vary in each case, “ said the NBA this afternoon on his official website.
Hard blow for OKC who loses an important joker in the device of Billy Donovan, he who brought a plus out of the bench. Nerlens has already played 39 of 40 games for an average of 5.1 points per game, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, all in 13.7 minutes average.