Brooklyn Nets point guard Shane Larkin is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion, the team announced Wednesday. Larkin will need to pass through the NBA’s concussion protocol before he can return to the floor.
Larkin suffered the injury when he was knocked to the floor at practice on Tuesday, although he wasn’t diagnosed with the concussion until Wednesday after alerting team personnel Tuesday night he was beginning to develop concussion symptoms.
The 23-year-old guard has played well off the bench for the Nets this season. He’s averaging 7.2 points and 3.6 assists in 18.9 minutes per game, and he’s shooting 47.1 percent from three-point range.
With Larkin out for the time being, the backup point-guard duties will belong to Donald Sloan. The 27-year-old hasn’t played much this season, but he’s coming off a year in which he played rotation minutes with the Indiana Pacers. Jarrett Jack remains in place as the starter.