Trail Blazers’ Josh Hart enters NBA’s concussion protocols

Portland Trail Blazers forward Josh Hart has entered the NBA’s concussion protocols after falling and hitting the back of his head on the court during the team’s win Friday night over Houston at the Moda Center.

The play occurred in the second quarter. Hart drove to the basket, was fouled and fell backwards onto the court and hit his head. He remained in the game.

Hart must now go through the NBA’s return-to-participation process, which can begin no sooner than 24 hours following an injury. The process includes a series of steps designed to ensure that the player exhibits symptom free behavior before resuming full basketball activities.

There is no timeframe to complete the process.

The Blazers (5-1) were scheduled to practice Sunday and Tuesday before hosting Memphis on Wednesday at the Moda Center.

— Aaron Fentress | | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).

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