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Shane Larkin, free of concussion symptoms, probable to return Wednesday

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After missing four games due to a concussion suffered in practice, Shane Larkin is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Larkin suffered the concussion a week ago during a practice prior to the Heat game. The Nets described what happened in a medical update the next day...

Towards the end of practice Tuesday, Shane was knocked to the floor during play.  At the time, Shane only complained of upper back and neck stiffness.  Tuesday night, he alerted team medical personnel that he was beginning to develop symptoms consistent with those of a concussion and was subsequently sent for an evaluation Wednesday morning.  While CT scans for head and neck injuries were negative, Shane was diagnosed with a concussion.  Once he is symptom free, he will enter into the NBA’s return-to-play concussion protocol.  Since recovery time varies in each individual case, there is no timetable for his return.

The Nets announced Larkin was symptom-free on Monday.

Larkin has played in all 24 games for the Nets this season, with averages of 7.2 points and 3.6 assists in 18.9 minutes per game. Filling in for Larkin, Donald Sloan played 73 minutes in four games, averaging 5.6 points and four assists, shooting 48 percent overall. He turned the ball over only four times.