Lakers' Alex Caruso Suffers Head Injury vs. Pacers, Evaluated for Concussion

Paul Kasabian
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) brings the ball up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah JazzWednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) brings the ball up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah JazzWednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso left his team's home game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday after suffering a head contusion, and he is being evaluated for a concussion, per Bill Oram of The Athletic.

Caruso suffered the injury after falling to the floor while diving to prevent a turnover and simultaneously passing the ball to forward Kyle Kuzma, who then hit a three-pointer:

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The fourth-year guard out of Texas A&M had four points, two rebounds and an assist in seven minutes before exiting the game with 9:55 remaining in the second quarter. Talen Horton-Tucker replaced Caruso on the court.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.