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Victor Oladipo suffers concussion and needs stitches after collision with Heat star

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With just a few days left of the NBA regular season, teams all around the league are hoping that their players manage to stay injury free.

Victor Oladipo didn't manage that last night, as he suffered a concussion and needed stitches after the Orlando Magic's game against the Miami Heat.

The unlucky shooting guard received an elbow from Heat center Hassan Whiteside that made serious contact with Oladipo's face. The elbow was accidental but it won't mean that it hurt any less.

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Oladipo needed six stitches to close a above his eye that left his face covered in streaming blood.

The former Indiana star did not return to the game after playing 28 minutes of action. He finished with 13 points and four rebounds on 6-of-12 shooting as the Magic managed a shock 112-109 win over the playoff bound Miami.

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After the game, the Magic announced that Oladipo had suffered the concussion on their Twitter account.

"It's a tough thing," Magic center Jason Smith said after the game. "He gave up his body right there. To see Whiteside coming at you full speed and to try to take a charge on that, that was a good thing for our team but also a bad thing for our team."

Oladipo will now have to go through the NBA's concussion protocol, which if he doesn't pass will mean a premature end to his 2015/16 season.

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