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Sport Celtics star Kemba Walker leaves court on stretcher with concussion-like symptoms

15:35  23 november  2019
15:35  23 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker was taken off the court Friday night on a stretcher with an apparent head injury against the Denver Nuggets. In a scary scene, Walker went down after colliding with teammate Semi Ojeleye and stayed down for several minutes while trainers attended to him.

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker was taken off the court on a stretcher with his neck stabilized after suffering what looked to be an injury to his From their team account, the Celtics tweeted that Walker had suffered concussion - like symptoms as a result of the play and had been transported to

Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker was taken off the court Friday night on a stretcher with an apparent head injury against the Denver Nuggets.

a person sitting on a table: Kemba Walker leaves the floor on astretcher.© Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports Kemba Walker leaves the floor on astretcher.

In a scary scene, Walker went down after colliding with teammate Semi Ojeleye and stayed down for several minutes while trainers attended to him.

With a little more than two minutes to go in the second quarter, Walker tried to corral a loose ball in the lane. With his head down, Walker ran into Ojeleye, and the top of his head collided with Ojeleye's chest. The play started to head back toward the other end, but Celtics coach Brad Stevens quickly called a timeout.

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Celtics point guard Kemba Walker is suffering from concussion - like symptoms after colliding with teammate Semi Ojeleye on Friday night in Denver. #NEBHInjuryReport Kemba Walker has been diagnosed with concussion - like symptoms . He is being transported to the hospital for further

Boston guard Kemba Walker was taken off the court on a stretcher with a possible neck injury during the second quarter of the Celtics ' Friday night road game against the Denver Nuggets. The Celtics later announced that Walker was diagnosed with " concussion - like symptoms " and was en route to

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A hush fell over the arena as trainers and team staff surrounded Walker on the floor. Walker was placed on the stretcher, which was then wheeled off the floor to a loud ovation from the Denver crowd.

Shortly after his exit, the team announced Walker had been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms and was being taken to the hospital for further evaluation. After the game, Stevens said all tests came back with positive results.

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Boston guard Kemba Walker was taken off the court on a stretcher with a possible neck injury during the second quarter of the Celtics ’ Friday night road game against the Denver Nuggets. The Celtics later announced that Walker was diagnosed with “ concussion - like symptoms ” and was en route to

#NEBHInjuryReport Kemba Walker has been diagnosed with concussion - like symptoms . He is being transported to the hospital for further evaluation. Big blow for Kemba , hard collision with Semi Ojeleye that looked to jam his head and neck. They're bringing the stretcher out on the court for him.

"I saw him in the ambulance at halftime," Stevens said. "He had his wherewithal about him. He was in decent spirits, which is good."

Late Friday night, the Celtics said Walker was released from the hospital to travel home with the team. He will be re-evaluated Saturday in Boston.

Walker had zero points on 0-of-3 shooting with three rebounds and two assists before leaving. He entered Friday's game averaging a team-high 22.6 points a game with 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his first season with the Celtics.

Boston started slow Friday even before Walker was injured, and appeared visibly shaken for the rest of the first half after Walker left. However, the Celtics rallied in the second half before the Nuggets held on for a 96-92 win.

"He's probably the smallest dude on the floor every time he steps out, but he's probably got the biggest heart," said Celtics forward Jaylen Brown. "We definitely lean on him and we'll welcome him back when he rests up and everything is taken care of."

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Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker was forced to leave the court on a stretcher with an apparent neck injury on Friday night after running Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker , left , is defended by Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris and center Nikola Jokic, right, during the first half of

Celtics officials later indicated that the three-time All- Star was diagnosed with concussion - like symptoms and will be transported to a nearby hospital for additional evaluation. While no timetable for Walker ’s return has been set, it’s likely he will miss a few games at a minimum. That means Boston’s

Despite the loss, the Celtics are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference early in the season. They're 11-4 and third in the East and doing it without forward Gordon Hayward, who is currently sidelined for at least another month with a broken left hand.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Celtics star Kemba Walker leaves court on stretcher with concussion-like symptoms

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