Golden State Warriors swingman Nick Young suffered a concussion in the Warriors’ 111-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, according to ESPN’s Chris B. Haynes, and will now enter the league’s concussion protocol.
Young scored 12 points with two rebounds and two 3-pointers in 13 minutes prior to exiting the game with the concussion. The 11-year veteran is in his first year with the Warriors, averaging 6.8 points in 13.1 minutes of action while shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc.
Young’s concussion comes right on the heels of another Warriors swingman, Patrick McCaw, just being cleared from his own concussion, which saw him miss the Warriors’ previous two games. McCaw made his return against the Blazers, going scoreless with three assists in 17 minutes of action.
Young’s potential absence could be another to add to the list for an already banged up Warriors team. Stephen Curry is still out with his sprained ankle, while Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia also missed the Blazers game with their respective ailments.
Luckily for the Warriors, they only have one game on the schedule in the next seven days as they take on the Dallas Mavericks at home on Thursday. That should give Young ample time to recover and clear the concussion protocol.