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Petteri's a Head Case (for now)

Our Finnish connection passes on the following:

Petteri Koponen suffered a concussion last saturday against Team Componenta.

Koponen tried to dribble through a double team, when he slipped, falled down and landed on his back, while hitting the back of his head to the floor.

Koponen managed to stay in the game and guide Honka Playboys to a 98-95 overtime victory while gathering 32 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists (4 turnovers) and a block in 44 minutes before fouling out. The same night Koponen felt nauseated and couldn't eat anything. He temporarily lost hisability to speak, just being able to mumble. Koponen was taken to hospital and doctor told him not to play for a week or two. Koponen will most likely be back December 15th.

Honka Playboys is now missing four of its starters - imagine Phoenix Suns going to battle without Steve Nash, Leandro Barbosa, Amare Stoudemire and Raja Bell...