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Portland places forward Nassir Little in concussion protocol

Mar 8, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) drives the ball against Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little (10) in the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers placed forward Nassir Little in the concussion protocol on Wednesday.

Little was injured in Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Little took contact to the face but was cleared to return after going through an evaluation.

However, the team said he began exhibiting symptoms Tuesday and was evaluated further, resulting in Wednesday’s move.

Little, 23, is averaging 6.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 49 games (two starts) for the Blazers this season.

Forward Jerami Grant (quadriceps) and guard Anfernee Simons (foot) have also been ruled out for Portland.

The Blazers (31-40) enter Wednesday night’s game at Utah on a six-game losing streak. They are four games out of the 10th spot in the Western Conference.

–Field Level Media