Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker has been released from a hospital after suffering concussion-like symptoms from a frightening head-on collision with a teammate Friday night against the Denver Nuggets.Walker rejoined the team for its return to Boston and was to be reevaluated Saturday, the Celtics said via Twitter.
#NEBHInjuryReport Following testing at a Denver hospital, Kemba Walker has been released to rejoin the team for its return to Boston. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow and further updates will be provided as appropriate.5,7052:09 AM – Nov 23, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy957 people are talking about thisThe injury occurred in the second quarter in Denver when Walker tried to control a pass and ran headfirst into 6-6, 240-pound forward Semi Ojeleye, according to Celtics.com.Walker fell in a fetal position and was wheeled away in a stretcher — his head stabilized — more than eight minutes later to applause from the Denver crowd. Some teammates huddled in prayer.
Celtics’ star Kemba Walker is carried away on a stretcher after head injury Friday night in Denver.”It’s tough on both teams to see that,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said after the game, according to Celtics.com.”It was good to get at least early reports of good news from our standpoint. But the head injury thing is super scary, so you’re always thinking about it.”After the game, which Boston lost 96-92, Stevens said scans and tests on Walker had come back with positive results, the team said on Twitter.”He’s a leader,” teammate Jaylen Brown said of Walker, according to the Celtics. “He’s probably the smallest dude on the court every time he steps out, but he’s got the biggest heart.”