Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 2/29/12
by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni There had been talk following Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game that Kobe Bryant had suffered a concussion after Dwyane Wade’s hard foul (which broke his nose, and for which Wade apologized.) The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed that their superstar guard did indeed have a concussion, which was determined by a neurologist. Bryant is questionable for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In order for Kobe to play tonight, he must pass a battery of tests (as part of the League’s new concussion policy). The LA Times explains: A new NBA policy could prevent Bryant from playing Wednesday after a neurologist diagnosed him Tuesday with a concussion from a hard foul by Miami guard Dwyane Wade in Sunday’s All-Star game. According to the concussion policy the league implemented this season, a player must be symptom-free for 24 hours and then complete a series of steps to confirm he was healthy enough for competition. Physical exertion increases at e...
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