Blazers F Kurt Thomas Expected To Return Monday After "Mild Concussion"

Update (Monday): Matt Calkins of The Columbian reports that Portland Trail Blazers forward Kurt Thomas will return to action on Monday night against the New Orleans Hornets after missing two games with a "mild concussion."

Update (Saturday): Thomas sat out both Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat and Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Portland Trail Blazers forward Kurt Thomas took a scary fall and then struggled to stand up during the first quarter of a Wednesday night game against the Denver Nuggets. Thomas fell to the court after a little mix-up with Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried and was saved from falling to the ground by forward Gerald Wallace, as he woozily tried to stand up.

Thomas left the court for the locker room after being checked on by Portland's training staff.

Update: Mike Barrett of Blazers Broadcasting reports that Thomas suffered a "mild concussion" and will not return. Thomas could very well miss Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat as well because all concussions are subject to the NBA's new concussion policy which requires a series of exams and league approval before a player can return to action.

Here's the video of the play.

Further updates when they become available.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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