Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum suffers concussion

The Portland Trail Blazers will be without Nicolas Batum for at least a short time after suffering a concussion in practice on Tuesday afternoon.  The exact amount of time that Batum will be out is unknown as Batum has to pass some neurological tests and get both the approval of a team doctor and an okay from a league-appointed doctor.

As reported by Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com, Batum went up for a dunk in practice that was contested by Will Barton, and Batum hit the deck as a result.  The injury is just one of several injuries sustained during Blazers' camp, noted Chris Haynes at CSNNW.com.

"LaMarcus Aldridge sustained a quad injury, Mo Williams sprained his ankle, Will Barton received a concussion, Dorell Wright dislocated his right middle finger, Earl Watson suffered a calf contusion and the worst one of them all, CJ McCollum broke his left foot."
Batum has played his entire five year career with the Trail Blazers. He enters his sixth season with career averages of 11.1 and 4.3 rebounds per game.  Last season, he appeared in 73 games and had career highs in points per game at 14.3 and in rebounds per game, at 5.6


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