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Report: Austin Rivers diagnosed with mild concussion after taking elbow to head

The Clippers were already without star forward Blake Griffin (sore knee) and guard Raymond Felton (personal), so this latest injury bug isn’t coming at a good time. In tonight’s game between the Clippers and Pelicans, Austin Rivers received an inadvertant elbow to the head on a euro-step move by Pelicans forward Terrence Jones.

Rivers stayed down on the ground for a couple seconds, got up with the help of his teammates, and headed towards the bench. Rivers was visibly shaken, but seemed to be alright after a couple minutes on the bench. Upon checking back into the game, however, Rivers grabbed his head when the noise level in the arena increased.

“That blow [earlier in the game] obviously had a delayed effect. he passed all the tests on the bnech, then right when he went on the floor, you knew something was wrong. I saw him grab his head becaues of the noise [in the arena], you knew something was going on. We got him out quick.”

Soon after the game, the Clippers said Rivers’ injury was being called a mild concussion.

Luckily for the L.A., the team is expecting Raymond Felton to be back with the team in time for Monday’s matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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