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Kemba Walker doubtful to play vs. Kings due to neck sprain

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Things are pointing in the right direction after Kemba Walker’s injury in Denver Friday night.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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.

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.