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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Outlining the NBA’s concussion policy

By Brian Kamenetzky

An examination following Sunday's All-Star Game, revealed Kobe Bryant suffered a nasal fracture in the third quarter after a foul from Miami's Dwyane Wade. Tuesday, Bryant was also diagnosed with a concussion, and under the terms of the NBA's new protocol for concussions and other head injuries, Bryant will have to satisfy a strict set of criteria before being allowed back on the floor.

After speaking with a source familiar with the league's policy, here are few things to know:
Obviously this isn't an instant process, and it's one the NBA (and the Lakers, as I was told by a team spokesman) takes very seriously. Bryant will be re-evaluated Wednesday, but there's certainly a very good chance he misses that night's game against Minnesota.

More to come tomorrow following shootaround.