Check out this video interview with Georgetown’s Otto Porter which was done before he suffered a mild concussion Nov. 11 against Duquesne.
Porter practiced Friday and could play Monday night against No. 13 UCLA in the Legends Classic at Barclays Center.
“We hope to have Otto back,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said last week on a conference call. “He has mild concussion symptoms…We’ll see and it’s completely, obviously up to our medical staff.
“Once he’s cleared all the tests and then given the green light he’ll be back out there. We hope to have him out there Monday so we’ll see with that.”
Porter, Jr., a Preseason All-Big East First Team selection and Associated Press honorable mention All-American selection, played only six minutes Nov. 11 against Duquesne after getting hit in the head during the first half and did not return. He was diagnosed with symptoms indicating a mild concussion and did not play against Liberty.
“Obviously, in the world we live in concussions and worrying about them and the study of them and how they have or have not been treated is something that is at the forefront of sports medicine right now,” Thompson III said. “Everyone is hearing more about it, learning more about it and probably more in tune to head injuries and how the athletes respond
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