It wasn’t long after the Utah Jazz played the Los Angeles Lakers
on Jan. 17 that
Donovan Mitchell knew that he wasn’t quite right.
He was already feeling pretty out of it by the time the team landed back
in Salt Lake City well after midnight. He didn’t manage to fall
asleep until after 7 a.m. and figured that he had sustained a concussion
once the headaches and nausea set in.
“The first five or six days, I wasn’t doing anything,”
Mitchell said. “I wasn’t on my phone, I wasn’t playing
Xbox, not leaving my house. It was bad — the headaches and the nausea.
I was pretty messed up.”
Now, 18 days after the initial head injury, Mitchell is symptom-free and
set to return to action Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets. But the
last couple of weeks haven’t been easy.
Not only was Mitchell frustrated by not being able to compete and play,
sidelined while his team was going through its roughest stretch of the
season, but just as he felt like he was getting better, things got worse,
and it scared him.
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