Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker is recovering from “concussion-like symptoms” after a scary head-on collision with a teammate left him being carried off on a stretcher halfway through Friday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
Walker was trying to control a pass he deflected with just over three minutes left in the second quarter when he appeared to lose balance and run, with his head down, straight in the abdomen of Semi Ojeleye.
Walker was seen falling to the ground with his head and shoulders dropped.
Medical personnel rushed over and placed a brace around his neck in order to stabilize the area. He was strapped to a backboard before being placed onto a gurney and wheeled off the court.
Onlookers feared that Walker might have sustained a significant neck injury based on the way he collided with Ojeleye but the Celtics tweeted out shortly after that he has been diagnosed with “concussion-like symptoms.”