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Alex Abrines Status Update

Alex Abrines Status Update

Alex Abrines was cleared to return to practice today but was held out due to what he described as “blurred vision.” Earlier today Billy Donovan revealed that his reserve shooting guard did not practice and was not in concussion protocol.

“He got hit in his eye,” Donovan said at practice Tuesday. “I originally thought it was head after the game, it was his eye. I think coming back here today, he is just still not feeling great. I don’t have anymore what the injury is other than he didn’t practice today.”

During a Thunder Cares community event, Abrines participated in handing out books to local elementary school kids. With a noticeable bruise on his lip, Abrines took some time with The Franchise to clarify his status.

“The problem today was the eye,” Abrines told The Franchise on Tuesday. “So I didn’t come back because of blurred vision in my right eye. Today I was good to go for practice. But before when I started working with Darko (Rajaković) I started feeling a little bit dizzy and my vision wasn’t that great. So we decided to sit today and wait for tomorrow.”

The hope is he will return to practice tomorrow and be ready for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

“I hope not,” Abrines told The Franchise when asked if there was more injury concern. “I hope tomorrow I feel better and I can practice and be ready for the game against Boston.

The Thunder called the injury “mouth contusion” during the Sunday night loss to the Sacramento Kings. Abrines took an inadvertent Nerlens Noel elbow to the face and went to the locker room before halftime.

WATCH: Full Interview with Alex Abrines here



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Brady has covered the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2016. University of Oklahoma alum class of 2014. He has worked for the Franchise since April 2018. Co-Host of the OKC-82 Podcast. Member of the Basketball Insider's Show.

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