Jabari Bird Diagnosis: Concussion


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By Bear Insider Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2017
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Senior guard Jabari Bird, who left Friday night's Pac-12 Tournament semifinal after barely a minute following a spectacular fall, did sustain a concussion the Cal athletic department announced Saturday, making his status for the postseason uncertain.
Bird, who leaped over Oregon center Jordan Bell in an attempt to block what he thought was going to be shot attempt, lost his balance and landed on the side of his head. Bird was examined by doctors at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas then taken to a nearby hospital for further tests.

The school confirmed the concussion diagnosis in a brief press release. Bird, whose status is officially listed as day-to-day¯, did accompany the team on its flight home from Vegas. He will be evaluated daily for his availability for the postseason,¯ the statement read.

Bird had averaged 23.0 points in the first two games of the conference tournament. Following the loss to Oregon Friday night, Cal's chances for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid are considered slim. The Bears, however, will likely be invited to the NIT should they fail to land an NCAA berth.

Bird missed last year's NCAA Tournament game against Hawaii with back spasms.
All tournament pairings will be announced Sunday.
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