Alex Caruso
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The guard of the Los Angeles Lakers Alex Caruso was placed into the league’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during the game against the Indiana Pacers.

In the second quarter of the game, he slipped while dribbling the ball and hit his head really hard on the floor. Caruso went through a medical examination, the verdict of which was his brain concussion.

Caruso, 27, is averaging 5.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season for the reigning NBA champions.