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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Josh Hall, Isaiah Roby in concussion protocol

Mar 31, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Isaiah Roby (22) is defended by Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) on a drive during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 31, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Isaiah Roby (22) is defended by Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) on a drive during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Josh Hall and Isaiah Roby both sustained concussions during Saturday night’s 133-85 loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland.

The team announced Sunday that both players have been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

The process includes a series of steps designed to ensure an athlete exhibits symptom-free behavior before resuming basketball activities. There is no predetermined timetable to complete the protocol, as each injury and player is different and recovery time can vary in each case.

Hall exited the game with 5:13 remaining in the second quarter and did not return.

Roby was awarded free throws after a flagrant foul by CJ McCollum at the 9:45 mark of the third quarter. Roby was driving for a layup when McCollum reached out and hit him in the head, knocking him to the floor. Roby remained in the game, however.

Hall, a 20-year-old rookie, had two points, two rebounds and two assists in 11 minutes in Saturday’s loss. He is averaging 2.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 12.3 minutes in 12 appearances off the bench.

Roby, 23, contributed five points and five rebounds against the Blazers. The second-year player is averaging 8.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in 43 games (23 starts) this season.

–Field Level Media