GRIFFIN — A Griffin High School basketball player was life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital in an abundance of caution after he fell and hit his head during Saturday’s basketball game in the GHS gym.

The player was diagnosed with a concussion and was released from Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday, Adam Pugh, executive director of communications and partnerships for the Griffin-Spalding County School System, said Monday.

“He is cleared to return to school tomorrow (Tuesday),” Pugh said. “He will not participate in athletic competition for two weeks.”

The GHS Bears were playing against Northgate High School of Newnan when the incident occurred. The Bears went on to win the division game 50-48.

The Bears, who are currently in first place in Region 2-AAAAA with a 7-2 region record, play tonight at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayetteville.Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.

The team has two more region games to go after tonight — at McIntosh on Friday and home against Northside Columbus on Feb. 4 — before closing out the season Feb. 5 at Clarke Central High School in Athens.

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