Mild concussion sidelines Thunder’s Collison

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ATLANTA (AP) — Oklahoma City center Nick Collison is sitting out Monday’s game against Atlanta after sustaining a mild concussion in the win over Miami.

Coach Scott Brooks says Collison, who was injured while battling the Heat’s Jamaal Magliore for a loose ball on Saturday, will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Though Magliore’s foreman slammed against the bridge of his nose, Collison stayed in the 98-80 win. The team medical staff diagnosed a mild concussion later Saturday.

Collison, a fifth-year veteran from Kansas, is averaging 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds as the primary backup to starting center Nenad Krstic.

Collison is traveling with the team on its four-game road trip. Brooks says he’s not sure if Collison will play Wednesday at Minnesota.