Lakers’ Alex Caruso in concussion protocol after nasty fall, smacking head on court

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This isn’t a surprise once you see the play.

The Lakers have placed fan-favorite Alex Caruso in the league’s concussion protocol after his nasty slip and hitting his head on the court against the Pacers Friday night.

Caruso has been diagnosed with a concussion, the Lakers said. He will remain in it until he can pass a series of motor and cognitive tests to the satisfaction of team doctors and a league neurologist.

The Lakers are also without Anthony Davis (out another two weeks with a calf strain) and Marc Gasol (health and safety protocols).