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OKC Thunder: Abdel Nader enters concussion protocol

Abdel Nader sustained a concussion Friday in a scrimmage against the Celtics, the Thunder announced Saturday. 

Nader has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol. According to NBA concussion policy, Nader will proceed through a series of steps to ensure "symptom-free behavior" before he resumes basketball activities. 

There is no timetable for Nader's return. 

Nader suffered the injury in the final minutes of the scrimmage, when his head banged against the court during a fall. 

The 26-year-old wing, in his second season with the Thunder, is averaging 6.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. Nader is shooting a career-high 37.1% from 3-point range. 

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Oklahoma City's Abdel Nader (11) goes between San Antonio's Keldon Johnson (3) and Lonnie Walker IV (1) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Oklahoma city won 131-103. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Abdel Nader (11) goes between San Antonio's Keldon Johnson (3) and Lonnie Walker IV (1) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Oklahoma city won 131-103. [Bryan...

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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