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Marquis Suffers Bruised Spine; Out At Least One Month

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Chris Forsberg reports:

Boston Celtics reserve swingman Marquis Daniels suffered a bruised spinal cord as a result of a second-quarter collision during Sunday's win over the Orlando Magic at the TD Garden. . . .

"Marquis is doing well," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said at a joint news conference with team physician Brian McKeon. "I was just with him at New England Baptist Hospital. He’s moving; he’s fine. His arms and his legs, everything is fine."

Ainge indicated that Daniels will be sidelined at least one month, possibly longer. While he has regained motor functions, the team plans to run a battery of tests, including CT scans, MRIs and serial examinations, in order to determine the severity of the injury.

Both Ainge and McKeon noted that Daniels has experienced spine issues in the past and he endured a similar scare last year in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals in Orlando. He was diagnosed with a concussion after that game, but did not suffer one Sunday.

Video of Danny and team doctor Brian McKeon after the jump.

ESPN Boston: Ainge & McKeon on Marquis Daniels (via espnforsberg)