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Nets Guard Shane Larkin Diagnosed with Concussion

Shane Larkin, No. 0 (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Shane Larkin, No. 0 (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)


Brooklyn Nets backup point guard Shane Larkin has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Wednesday.

Larkin was injured during Tuesday’s practice. The team released an official statement Wednesday afternoon:

“Towards the end of practice Tuesday, Shane was knocked to the floor during play. At the time, Shane only complained of upper back and neck stiffness. Tuesday night, he alerted team medical personnel that he was beginning to develop symptoms consistent with those of a concussion and was subsequently sent for an evaluation Wednesday morning. While CT scans for head and neck injuries were negative, Shane was diagnosed with a concussion. Once he is symptom free, he will enter into the NBA’s return-to-play concussion protocol. Since recovery time varies in each individual case, there is no timetable for his return.”

The 23-year-old Larkin signed with the Nets over the summer and has been one of Brooklyn’s bright spots off the bench this season. He is averaging 7.2 points, and 3.6 assists in 24 games played, and is also Brooklyn’s best 3-point shooter, hitting 16-of-34 attempts (47.1%) from deep.

Coach Lionel Hollins has yet to announce who will take Larkin’s place in the rotation, but it will most likely be Donald Sloan, who has played in only six games this year.

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Jason Goldstein is a co host of the Baseline Jumper NBA podcast, recording every Tuesday night along Ben McDonald. Jason has also spent time as the Basketball Editor at while also handling the Brooklyn Nets Lead Writer duties since October 2015.
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