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Thunder announce Abdel Nader suffered concussion during scrimmage against Celtics

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The Oklahoma City Thunder confirmed Saturday that forward Abdel Nader suffered a concussion during Friday’s scrimmage against the Boston Celtics in Orlando, Florida.

The team said Nader was placed in the league’s concussion protocol.

The news release stated that Nader would “now begin the NBA’s mandated return to participation protocol.”

This process includes a series of steps designed to make sure a player exhibits symptom-free behavior before returning to basketball activities.

There is no predetermined timetable to complete the protocol, the team said in the release.

In 48 games during this season, before it was suspended in March due to COVID-19, Nader averaged 6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game and started in five games.