Brandon Ingram in concussion protocol; Zion Williamson questionable

METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram is inside the NBA’s concussion protocol after colliding with a teammate in Sunday’s 122-121 overtime loss to the Utah Jazz, the staff introduced Monday.

there might even be no such factor as a timetable for Ingram’s return; he ought to clear a collection of steps to make constructive that he is symptom-free earlier than resuming basketball actions.

Coach Willie inexperienced acknowledged he expects Zion Williamson and Herb Jones, who additionally suffered accidents in Sunday’s recreation, to be listed as questionable for Tuesday’s recreation in the direction of the Dallas Mavericks.

Williamson did not finish Sunday’s recreation with what the staff acknowledged as a posterior hip contusion, and Jones tweaked his knee late however stayed inside the sport till he fouled out with eleven.5 seconds to play.

inexperienced acknowledged Monday that he was grateful that the Pelicans prevented doubtlessly predominant accidents with all three.

“Z’s fall might’ve been a lot worse and does not appear to be it is. Sore. Bruises. Brandon will get hit inside the face. Herb’s knee,” inexperienced acknowledged. “Nothing catastrophic, however one factor we want to watch over the subsequent few days.”

inexperienced initially advised reporters that Ingram was not in concussion protocol “inside the imply time” however that the staff was nonetheless inside the tactic of evaluating him. It wasn’t till later inside the day that Ingram was positioned inside the protocol.

The Pelicans had imaging accomplished on Jones’ proper knee Monday morning, with inexperienced saying all the pieces was high-quality.

“We’ll see how they really feel as quickly as we bear shootaround and go from there,” inexperienced acknowledged.

Williamson took a extremely effective fall with eight:07 left inside the fourth quarter when his dunk try was blocked by Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson. Williamson, who had simply blocked Clarkson’s shot on the fully different finish, thought he had a breakaway slam and cocked again the ball collectively with his left hand. Clarkson acquired his hand on the ball, and Williamson took a fall, touchdown on his backside.

He initially tried to maintain inside the sport, however one possession later, Williamson was taken out however stayed on the bench. inexperienced acknowledged after the sport that Williamson was unable to return ensuing from harm.

inside the predominant quarter, Ingram collided with teammate Naji Marshall as a outcome of the two went as a lot as try to steal a move. Marshall’s handcrafted contact with Ingram, and on the following possession, the Pelicans acknowledged as a timeout so Ingram might test himself out of the sport.

After being evaluated by the staff coach, Ingram gave the impression to be high-quality and even advised some teammates on the bench that he was high-quality. Ingram checked again in at 6:33 of the second quarter, however not even a minute later, he acknowledged as to the bench to take a have a look at. as a substitute of going to the bench, Ingram walked on to the locker room adopted by staff personnel.

After taking half in the Mavericks on Tuesday, the Pelicans head west for a three-recreation avenue journey in the direction of the Phoenix Suns, LA Clippers and la Lakers.


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