Lakers’ Ingram placed in concussion protocol

Brandon Ingram of the Lakers has been placed into the league's concussion protocol.

The Los Angeles Lakers lost more than a game in their 124-122 defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at Staples Center.

In the loss, in a game in which the Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit only to come up short in overtime, forward Brandon Ingram suffered a head injury.

It was originally deemed to be a neck muscle contusion. However, team doctors asserted Saturday that Ingram is dealing with concussion-like symptoms.

The 20-year-old Ingram sustained the injury in the fourth quarter Friday night, but continued to play. However, he called for a substitute a little more than a minute into the overtime session and did not return. He was taken to the team locker room to be evaluated by team doctors.

The Lakers (33-42) have only seven games left in their season, so Ingram’s availability and possible return are very much in doubt.

Ingram just returned two games previous from missing a dozen games because an injury to his left groin suffered against Miami on March 1.

For the season, Ingram is averaging 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game, while shooting 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.