After a frightening scene in Denver on Friday night, Kemba Walker is on the mend, but it’s unlikely he’ll suit up for the Boston Celtics in their next game Monday versus the Sacramento Kings at the TD Garden.
The Celtics gave an update on Walker’s health Sunday, stating that after going through further examinations in Boston, Walker has a neck sprain and is doubtful to play against the Kings.
#NEBHInjuryReport Following further examination in Boston, Kemba Walker will be listed as doubtful against Sacramento with a neck sprain. He remains under evaluation and further updates will be provided as appropriate.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 24, 2019
In the second quarter against the Nuggets, Walker went down in a heap after colliding head-first with Semi Ojeleye’s abdomen. Walker laid motionless on the floor for several minutes and had to be taken off the court on a stretcher.
Kemba Walker was taken off the court in a stretcher after this play pic.twitter.com/i1jcJeoDwB— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 23, 2019
After the game, Walker was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms, but according to the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn, Walker has not been placed in the league’s concussion protocol.
Walker flew back to Boston with the team and seemingly all the updates about his health since the scary injury have been positive.
That Walker is doubtful and not full on out just two days after that scary scene in Denver is wild.— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) November 24, 2019
Walker, who is in his ninth NBA season and first in Boston, is averaging 21.1 points, 4.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game through 15 contests.