Lakers forward Artest gets concussion

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Los Angeles Lakers' Ron Artest (R) holds his head after being fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' Zydrunas Ilgauskas, of Lithuania, as Kobe Bryant (L) walks next to him during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, December 25, 2009.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest was out of Saturday's game against Sacramento after he suffered a concussion in a fall at his home, the team said in a release.

Artest also injured his left elbow after tripping over a box and falling down stairs at his home on Christmas, the team said.

He was treated at a medical center, underwent a scan and received stitches in the back of his head and his elbow. A neurologist examined him on Saturday and confirmed he had a concussion.

Artest is averaging 12.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in his first season with Los Angeles after signing as a free agent.