Kemba Walker taken off court on stretcher after injury to head

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject: Kemba Walker taken off court on stretcher after injury to head

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Kemba Walker taken off court on stretcher after injury to head

Hopefully this is not as bad as it looks.

Boston’s Kemba Walker — one of the guys at the heart of the Celtics’ fast start to the season — was strapped to a backboard, with a neck brace on, and stretchered off the court in Denver Friday night after a collision with teammate Semi Ojeleye.

He has been taken to a local hospital with concussion like symptoms. According to reports, it appears he escaped a serious neck or other injury.

Here is a video of the play where it happened.


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Kemba Walker was taken off the court in a stretcher after this play

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Kemba Walker being taken out of the arena on a stretcher

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That is a football-style, head-down collision (and this injury is one reason that sport bans those hits). There is no official report yet on the injury.

Our thoughts are with Walker, who is playing again at an All-NBA level this season averaging 22.9 points per game.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject:

Play like that ended Marques Johnson's career, pretty much. He got a rebound in a crowd and while he was crouching, he swung his torso to protect the ball, but he didn't see Benoit Benjamin's gut next to him and he caught it with his head. Went down to the ground instantly. Hoping for the best, but every one of those situations is delicate.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:57 pm    Post subject:

Celtics having real bad luck these days and still manage to field competitive teams...


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