Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 2:46 pm  |  13 responses

Video: Mickael Pietrus Suffers Concussion

Pietrus: injury ‘could have been worse.’

Mikael Pietrus got tangled up going down the lane and took a scary fall in Friday’s loss to the 76ers. Contrary an initial flock of quick-to-exaggerate rumors, the latest update on Pietrus’ condition is encouraging. Pietrus has been cleared to travel and is scheduled to be seen by the Celtics team medical staff upon his return to Boston. ESPN has more details: “Initial tests performed Friday night on Boston Celtics guard Mickael Pietrus suggest he escaped serious head injury. Pietrus’ agent, William McCandless, said Saturday that he was informed the X-ray and CT scans administered Friday night revealed no abnormalities, though Pietrus might have a concussion. Although Pietrus will undergo more tests and is still waiting for conclusive results from an MRI, there’s optimism that he will indeed return to the court this season. Pietrus suffered the injury when he crashed hard to the floor Friday night during the second quarter of the Celtics’ 99-86 loss in Philadelphia. He was immobilized and taken from the court on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital. ‘He was a very lucky man,’ said McCandless, who spoke with Pietrus and said the player’s first question to an assistant at McCandless’ agency was who won the game. Pietrus was not admitted to the hospital, but spent the night in the area. He will fly home Saturday afternoon to Boston, where he will be re-evaluated by the Celtics’ medical staff.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    you could hear that one

  • http://www.nba.com Red


  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Damn, my comments don’t post smh anyways dang, that’s horrible. The announcers were being douches.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    why won’t my comments post half the time

  • http://www.slamonline.com TADOne

    Damn. I’m glad he is doing ok. It certainly looked and sounded very bad.

  • Heals

    @Red, I hear ya somedays that’ll happen, very frustrating indeed. Can we get a Slamadaday of his dunk in 2nd qtr as a little get well soon gesture…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Heals, check No. 5 in the Friday’s Top Plays post.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    This was scary especially because he didn’t hit his head on the floor, but upon impact he immediately grabbed the back of his head. Maybe just the force of his head snapping back did it but I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • Heals

    Thanks for the heads up Ryne, top5 is nice, but it’s still a Slamadaday to me (que whinny fan voice)…

  • robb

    Pietrus didn’t even hit his head. He should play soccer.

  • Vince

    Those commentators are dicks. And really Rob? I mean his neck jerked back and he landed pretty hard on his back, considering he apparently threw up a lot on his way to hospital according to Doc that aint no faked injury, you want to see a flop? Watch Pau Gasol or Blake Griffin play one of these days man.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    i was watching that game, and really was concerned about the guy’s neck. It was such an awkward landing. Could’ve been way worse, hopefully he’ll be okay soon.

  • ClydeSays

    Hope they called a Flagrant. Williams pulls down on Pietrus’ shoulder. Hope MP bounces back. He’s playing well for the C’s.