Robert Covington Injury: Updates on 76ers F's Potential Concussion and Return

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PHILADELPHIA,PA - MARCH 11:  Robert Covington #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after hitting a three pointer against the Brooklyn Nets at Wells Fargo Center on March 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington left Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets on a stretcher after a scary collision with teammate Jerami Grant.

He has been released from the hospital but remains in the concussion protocol, per Spike Eskin of Sports Radio 94 WIP in Philadelphia. It is unclear exactly when he will be able to return to the court. 

Continue for updates.


Latest on Covington's Timeline to Return

Saturday, March 12

Tom Moore of Calkins Media reported Covington will miss at least two games with the injury, noting he was temporarily in a neck brace while in the hospital.


Covington Leaves Court on Stretcher

Friday, March 11

Grant inadvertently kicked Covington in the jaw during a bang-bang play when he was on the outer edge of the paint.

Here is another look at the incident:

EMT crews then took him off the floor on a stretcher:

The Nets tweeted Covington their well-wishes:


Covington Among Multiple Sixers to Sustain Injuries in March

The Sixers said Grant, who was also injured on the play, is being evaluated for a concussion and would not return, per Andy Vasquez of the RecordOn the bright side, Covington acknowledged the home crowd as he was being taken off.

Covington's injury occurred just hours after the 9-56 Sixers announced rookie big man Jahlil Okafor will be out for the remainder of the season.