Video: Mickael Pietrus Suffers Concussion

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.”