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February 07, 2013

Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practices, on mend from concussion

            Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s road loss to the Houston Rockets.

            Practicing was one of several steps Kidd-Gilchrist must take before being cleared to play under the NBA’s concussion protocol. The Bobcats haven’t yet ruled him out to play against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, but doctors – both with the team and the NBA – will make the final call as to whether he’s ready.

            Kidd-Gilchrist took jump shots in a team workout that lasted about an hour following Wednesday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Under NBA rules, a player must be symptom-free following a concussion, then pass neurological tests that show no new symptoms following increasing levels of exertion.

            The Bobcats did not make Kidd-Gilchrist available for interviews following practice Thursday.

Posted by Observer Sports on February 7, 2013 at 01:54 PM | Permalink

Comments

When was the last time MKG was available for interviews? If I remember directly it was draft day...

Posted by: James Plowright | Feb 7, 2013 3:32:52 PM

The kid just was drilled in the head and carried out on a stretcher. I would not make him available either. How does that help him or the team?

Posted by: Jamie | Feb 7, 2013 4:53:19 PM

muggsy knows the hornets name is coming back.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Muggsy-Bogues/141332135894323?group_id=0

Posted by: brendan | Feb 7, 2013 5:26:21 PM

i just hope he gets back to playing like he was early. it's been a while since he had a big game. with mullens back and top 5 draft status relatively secure.....i'd say it's time to start putting some things together and showing some progress.

Posted by: charlottean | Feb 7, 2013 7:51:51 PM

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