BOSTON - A scary scene in Denver last night seems to have resulted in at least somewhat of a happy ending. There’s still some work to be done, but immediate fears have been largely avoided and everyone can take a big sigh of relief as a result.
While the Boston Celtics were at the Pepsi Center in Colorado to take on the Denver Nuggets, a loose ball went up for grabs and went trying to grab the steal, Kemba Walker dove head first into his teammate, Semi Ojeleye. Walker’s head hit Ojeleye’s chest and he immediately collapsed on the court, as reported by CNN. After tending to Walker late in the second quarter, team officials eventually determined that he needed to be stretchered off the court. Soon after, the Celtics reported that Walker was suffering concussion-like symptoms and had been taken to a nearby hospital.
Currently averaging 22.6 points per game, fans waited with baited breath to see if Walker would be okay. Aside from his ability in the court, you never want to see someone go down on the court like that. Especially someone as kind as Walker. It was definitely a scary sight.
Fortunately, Walker has since been released from the hospital and the Celtics believe that he avoided a significant injury, though scans for his concussion did come back positive. He’s slated to rejoin the team soon.
Ultimately, the Celtics ended up falling to the Nuggets by a narrow margin of 96-92. The biggest win definitely came when Kemba was released from the hospital, though. His timetable for a return is still not yet determined, but the Celtics will welcome him with open arms when he does come back. It’s been a tough time for the team with this injury coming after a fracture in Gordon Hayward’s hand. Hopefully, both will be back with the team soon. We’re too good to not be at full strength anymore.
As for the Celtics, their next game is at home tonight at 7:30 when the Sacramento Kings come to town. The game should be winnable, but the team will definitely miss Walker’s presence on the court.
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