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Lakers’ Alex Caruso placed in concussion protocol after brutal fall

Lakers, Alex Caruso

Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso has officially been placed in the league’s concussion protocol after slipping and hitting the back of his head on the floor during Friday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

According to the Lakers’ latest release, Caruso has been diagnosed with a mild concussion. The team then noted that more “updates will be provided when appropriate.”

To recall, Caruso slipped while dribbling the ball early in the second quarter of their game against the Pacers. He lost control of the ball and tried to recover it, leading him to slide and hit his head hard on the floor. While he was able to stand up on his own, he eventually headed to the locker room and did not return.

Here is the full video of the incident:

For what it’s worth, the latest update on Alex Caruso came after Frank Vogel said earlier on Saturday that the guard was still being evaluated. While Vogel provided some hope when he said Caruso was not yet on the protocol, it proved to be not the case.

It remains to be seen how long Caruso will be out, but the timing couldn’t be any worse for the Lakers, who are already missing the services of superstar big man Anthony Davis.

Moreover, it has been reported earlier that  Marc Gasol and Kostas Antetokounmpo will be absent in the Lakers’ upcoming back-to-back against the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves due to health and safety protocols.

While Caruso’s numbers don’t pop out, his chemistry with LeBron James, defensive hustle and the spark he provides off the bench have been key for the Lakers’ recent success. Even Vogel previously said he’s their secret weapon!

Hopefully, the concussion won’t keep Caruso out for long. Everybody loves their daily dose of CaruShow anyway.