Doug McDermott in concussion protocol
Doug McDermott is in concussion protocol for the second time this season after he landed hard following a dunk attempt on Saturday night.
The Chicago Bulls forward was going up for a dunk in the fourth quarter against the Wizards when he was met by Washington’s Markieff Morris. McDermott fell to the floor and landed hard, hitting his head.
Bulls’ Doug McDermott pulled down out of mid-air by Wizards’ Markieff Morris pic.twitter.com/P4CsbTFPG8
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McDermott was hit in the head on Halloween and entered concussion protocol after that. He was cleared to play later in the week. Then eight days after being cleared, he hit his head again.
Bulls teammate Taj Gibson was concerned about McDermott after seeing the way he looked.
“The first thing I noticed after he got hit was he wasn’t there,” Gibson told the Chicago Tribune. “I’ve had three concussions in my career and it’s one thing people (don’t) understand. We hit that floor (and it) tends to smack you pretty hard too. When I looked at his eyes as soon as I ran up on him I didn’t like the signs that I saw.”
McDermott was averaging 10.6 points on 51.6 percent shooting this season.