The Brooklyn Nets suffered a bit of a blow on Saturday as starter Bojan Bogdanovic suffered a concussion in the first game of Croatia's Eurobasket slate. He left the game after hitting his head and did not return. Here's the video. It is nasty.
After the game, the team announced that he suffered a concussion and will not play in the team's next game against Greece.
After that, Bogdanovic is day-to-day. Unlike the NBA, there is no "Concussion Rule" in FIBA play, so there isn't a predetermined amount of time that he has to miss. Seeing as Croatia has five games over the next six days, it's not certain that he'll return to play. However, it's also not certain that he won't play again in Eurobasket.
Bogdanovic's coach said after the game that he wanted to return and play, which is either a good sign or just another look at his bulldog-type toughness. Either way, he didn't return and if you're the Nets you have to hope that he'll go easy.
The team doctors are going to conduct additional tests, so we should know more shortly. Mario Hezonja, the Magic rookie, filled in nicely for Bogdanovic and Croatia defeated Slovenia.
Meanwhile, in Berlin, Bogdanovic's teammate, Andrea Bargnani's Italian squad lost to Turkey by two, 89-87. Semih Erden, the former Celtic and Cavalier seven-footer, had his way with Bargnani, scoring 22 points and grabbing eight boards while the new Net scored 12 and grabbed four. Italy plays Iceland Sunday.
- Nets’ Bojan Bogdanovic reportedly suffers concussion - Mitch Abramson - New York Daily News
Bogdanovic's participation Is doubtful - Eurohoops