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.
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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:
Robert Covington got kicked in the jaw 😱😫😱😫 #Sixers #Nets #NBA https://t.co/aOs2tKk9jM3/12/2016, 1:33:17 AM
EMT crews then took him off the floor on a stretcher:
John Clark CSN @JClarkCSN
Robert Covington holds up hand, being stretchered off after getting kicked in face by Jerami Grant's foot. #Sixers https://t.co/qVwG1hHLqr3/12/2016, 1:34:07 AM
The Nets tweeted Covington their well-wishes:
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Sending our thoughts & best wishes to Robert Covington and the @Sixers family tonight.3/12/2016, 1:37:07 AM
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 Record. On 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.
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