I finally have some news to pass along on Nerlens Noel following his scary fall last night. According to Shams Charania, Nerlens has been diagnosed with a concussion and tests show he avoided any fractures after being elbowed in the head and hitting his head on the court in the Thunder/Timberwolves game. The big man was alert at the hospital, which is very good news.
Positive news for Noel and the Thunder. Noel exited the game in a stretcher and knocked unconscious, but was alert in the aftermath of his fall last night. He'll continue to have evaluations. Noel has been a valued rotation player for OKC this season. https://t.co/FYrzJcXi96
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 9, 2019
Phew. That could have been a lot worse. Here’s to a speedy recovery.