January 9, 2019, 11:12 amNerlens NoelF/C, Oklahoma City Thunder
Further tests on Nerlens Noel showed he avoided any fractures and that he suffered only a concussion.
This is great news for Noel and the Thunder but no timetable has been provided for his return yet. Noel exited the game in a stretcher and knocked unconscious, but he was alert in the aftermath of his fall. He will continue to have evaluations and he is likely going to miss some time so owners should plan accordingly. Jerami Grant and Steven Adams will continue to log heavy minutes while Patrick Patterson and Abdel Nader will be asked to provide more help during Noel’s absence.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter