EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Nemanja Nedovic, the Warriors’ first-round pick, had to deal with yet another injury last week after Santa Cruz teammate Ognjen Kuzmic’s hip collided with his head and caused a concussion.
Nedovic returned to action Thursday and scored 10 points in Santa Cruz’s playoff win against Los Angeles, but not before enduring a week away from the game while dealing with a concussion for the first time.
“It was boring as hell because I couldn’t do anything,” Nedovic said Saturday before Santa Cruz played at Los Angeles. “I couldn’t watch TV. I couldn’t be on my phone, be on my laptop, nothing. Just laying down for five days.”
It hasn’t been an easy year for Nedovic, who has missed games due to a left hamstring strain and right foot inflammation this season. He also had strep throat. He could be recalled to the Warriors for the playoffs, but coach Mark Jackson indicated earlier this week he’d need to get back on the floor first.
“It was important for me to get some playing time,” Nedovic said. “This is the best chance for it, so I’m trying to use this as much as I can. I’ve had to deal with some injuries. It was really important for me to get back into game shape.”