Justise Winslow enters concussion protocol

NBA.com Global on Nov 08, 2019 08:08 PM
Justise Winslow enters concussion protocol
FILE - SAN ANTONIO, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during a preseason game on September 30, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Miami boasts one of the league's deepest perimeter rotations, but has seldom enjoyed it due to injury. That trend continued on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time), when Heat coach Eric Spoelstra informed the media that Justise Winslow had entered the league's concussion protocol.

Winslow, who has been developed into one of the Heat's primary playmakers, missed Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) win over the Suns with a headache. Those symptoms followed a blow to the head suffered in Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) loss to Denver.

The 6-2 Heat have seen Winslow and Jimmy Butler miss a handful of early games, yet thrived thanks to contributions from Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragic and rookie Tyler Herro. Winslow is averaging 13.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists through five games.

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