Nets’ Shane Larkin out indefinitely with concussion


Nets guard Shane Larkin has been ruled out indefinitely after sustaining a concussion during Tuesday’s practice, the team announced today.

Below is the official statement from the team regarding the injury:

“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.”

Larkin was a bright spot on Brooklyn’s bench: he is the only Nets player shooting above 35 percent (16-for-34, 47.1%) from three-point range, and his assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.4 leads the team. Without Larkin’s shooting, the Nets have hit just 29.1 percent of their three-pointers as a team this year.

Larkin’s minutes will likely go to third-string point guard Donald Sloan, who has played just 38 minutes over six games this year.