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December 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Isaiah Thomas suffers concussion

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Photo credit: AP PHOTO – Mark J. Terrill
Washington guard Isaiah Thomas suffered a concussion in last Saturday’s 74-66 defeat against No. 11 Georgetown in the John R. Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
It’s unclear, but Thomas is believed to have suffered the injury in the second half when he collided with Hoyas forward Julian Vaughn. Thomas didn’t leave the game because of the injury and finished with 21 points on 9-for-18 shooting, five rebounds and five turnovers in 31 minutes.
He briefly spoke with the media after the game and didn’t complain of injury.
Thomas sat out of practice Monday and Tuesday because of the concussion. He returned Thursday and is working out with the team now.
Before today’s practice, coach Lorenzo Romar said Thomas is ready to go.
“He sat out two days practice,” Romar said. “He would not be cleared if he wasn’t ready to go.”
Thomas is expected to play tomorrow when No. 24 Washington (6-2) hosts Portland (6-3) at 7 p.m. at Edmundson Pavilion.
This week, a NCAA committee recommended more stringent policies involving student-athletes who’ve suffered a concussion.
***UPDATE 6:25 p.m.***
— On his Twitter page, Thomas said he did not have a concussion.
SI.COM PICKS UW OVER PORTLAND:
— SI.com college basketball analyst Seth Davis picks Washington to beat Portland 78-68. Davis writes: “I still think Washington is a pretty good team despite being so thin in the frontcourt, but the Huskies have already dropped games to Texas Tech and Georgetown. They badly need a win here, and I love home teams with high incentives.”

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