Nerlens Noel reportedly diagnosed with concussion after nasty fall
Nerlens Noel was taken off the court during Tuesday night’s game in a stretcher after taking an ugly fall and hitting his head on the floor, and it sounds like the consequences could have been a lot worse for the Oklahoma City Thunder big man.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Noel has been diagnosed with a concussion. There were initially fears that he may have suffered some sort of fracture, but that was not the case.
After scary fall last night, Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel has been diagnosed with a concussion — and tests showed he avoided any fractures, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 9, 2019
Noel went up to block a dunk attempt from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins when he came down hard and hit his head off the floor.
Brutal fall for Nerlens Noel who was immediately met by the Thunder’s medical team and stretcher. pic.twitter.com/us59JxhTx5
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) January 9, 2019
There was some question about how Timberwolves players reacted following the injury, and that led to a shouting match with Thunder guard Dennis Schroder that became a big topic of conversation after the game. The important thing is Noel sounds like he is going to make a full recovery.