Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of Saturdays road loss to the Houston Rockets.
Practicing was one of several steps Kidd-Gilchrist must take before being cleared to play under the NBAs concussion protocol. The Bobcats havent yet ruled him out to play against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, but doctors both with the team and the NBA will make the final call as to whether hes ready.
Kidd-Gilchrist took jump shots in a team workout that lasted about an hour following Wednesdays loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Under NBA rules, a player must be symptom-free following a concussion, then pass neurological tests that show no new symptoms following increasing levels of exertion.
The Bobcats did not make Kidd-Gilchrist available for interviews following practice Thursday.
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