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Little Clears First Concussion Protocol, Whiteside Practices

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Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little entered the second phase of concussion protocol after suffering a fall on Monday.

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Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts updated the injury status of two players during his media availability on Saturday. According to the information highlighted by NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson, Nassir Little has cleared the first phase of concussion protocol.

Little, who took a fall in Monday’s practice, did not play in the Blazers’ scrimmage matchup on Thursday. Despite his progress, the rookie from North Carolina did not participate in Saturday’s practice.

Outside of Little, center Hassan Whiteside returned to the practice court after dealing with a sore achilles that kept him out against Indiana.

Along with injury updates, Stotts hinted that Sunday’s scrimmage matchup with the Raptors could serve as a dress rehearsal for the rotations that Portland intends to use during the restart.