Thunder big Mike Muscala suffered concussion in Timberwolves game

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The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that backup center Mike Muscala has entered concussion protocol.

Muscala was elbowed in the face early in the fourth quarter in the 120-118 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. Minnesota rookie Jaden McDaniels was trying to create space to drive around Muscala but instead hit Muscala hard. An offensive foul was called and there was no technical or flagrant foul assessed.

Muscala was subbed out of the game and did not return. He finished with 22 points on 7- for-12 shooting, second on the team to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

The center now enters concussion protocol. The Oklahoma City press release said there is no predetermined timetable for his return.

Muscala is averaging career-highs in several offensive categories this season, including his 9.7 points, 43.9% field goal shooting and 39.3% 3-point shooting. His shooting percentages are the highest of his career even while he’s taking the most attempts he has, with 7.5 shots per game, 5.3 of which are behind the arc.

He is averaging 18.2 minutes over 21 appearances.

The Thunder did not provide an update for Isaiah Roby, who missed the game Saturday with foot soreness. Guard George Hill remains out after undergoing a thumb surgery.

This post originally appeared on OKCThunderWire. Follow us on Facebook!

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