Update: Kemba Walker released from hospital; set to head back to Boston with the team
Kemba Walker was stretchered off the floor last night after what looked like a neck injury against the Denver Nuggets. Photo via Kathryn Riley
After a scary injury last night in the Celtics vs. Nuggets game, All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker was stretchered off the floor, immobilized and taken to the hospital at half time. The injury came as a result of a head-on collision with the torso of teammate Semi Ojeleye while stumbling for a loose ball.
The Celtics, their fans and the NBA community alike were all shaken by the incident and left to ponder the severity of Walker's condition for nearly an hour before receiving any update at all. We finally got one when we were made aware that the current status of Kemba's injury was "concussion-like symptoms," a big sigh of relief for everyone wondering if it could have been something life-altering.
Early indications are that Boston’s Kemba Walker did not suffer a significant injury in collision tonight, league source tells ESPN. Team has diagnosed him with concussion-like symptoms. https://t.co/Qu2LMTDwaW
After the game, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was asked for an update on the entire situation. All he could say at the time was that he met with Kemba in the ambulance at half time before he left and was told "I'm fine" by Walker, who was in "pretty decent spirits." He also mentioned that all test results had come back so far with positive results.
#NEBHInjuryReport Brad Stevens says all of the scans and tests on Kemba Walker came back with positive results.