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NBA Injury Analysis: Leonard, Paul Remain Out Indefinitely

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

RotoWire injury guru and certified athletic trainer Jeff Stotts takes an in-depth look at key injuries around the league.

Al Horford

The Celtics’ big man was on a roll before a concussion sent him to the sidelines. He did not play in Boston’s win over the Lakers on Wednesday and will have to progress through the league’s mandated concussion protocol, a multi-step procedure in which the injured individual must complete a series of assessments.

The first step requires a player to be completely symptom-free at rest. Symptoms associated with concussions can vary but often include headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light. Once the symptoms have dissipated, the injured player must pass a neurocognitive test, most likely the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test.

The test is carried out a computer and analyzes the individual’s current status through an assortment of neuropsychological tests, includ

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