Mickael Pietrus Injury Update: Boston Celtics Say Swingman Has Concussion

Mickael Pietrus fell hard on the court and was removed on a stretcher during the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Pietrus reportedly has a "questionable closed head injury."

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Mickael Pietrus Injury: Twitter Community Sends Its Well Wishes

The love is flowing forth fromt the Twitter community for Boston Celtics reserve swingman Mickael Pietrus, who suffered from a scary "questionable closed head injury" during the second quarter of the team's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night in Philly.

Tweets wishing Pietrus well are pouring in from fans, media members, players and the league. Here is a sampling.

Our thoughts are with Mickael Pietrus. #speedyrecovery
Mar 24 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

#PHIvsBOS Mickael Pietrus leaves the court on a stretcher. We here at the #Sixers wish him a speedy recovery. http://t.co/GPQp3lTt
Mar 24 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Prayers go out to Mickael Pietrus get well soon
Mar 24 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Thoughts & prayers for Mickael Pietrus after a hard foul in Philly. Waiting on news now that he's been carried off by stretcher #Celtics
Mar 24 via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

@MickaelPietrus is good people. Best wishes. Or meilleurs vœux.
Mar 24 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

We here at SB Nation Boston also wish Mickael Pietrus a speedy recovery.

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Mickael Pietrus Injury Update: Celtics' Swingman Has Concussion, Won't Be Admitted To Hospital

Mickael Pietrus was hospitalized (but will not be admitted) after suffering from a "questionable closed head injury" during the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Pietrus was motionless on the court for several minutes after going down hard when driving to the basket. He was eventually removed from the court on a stretcher, taken to an ambulance and transferred to a nearby hospital. Pietrus has a concussion and has already had an X-Ray and a CT scan, but will also have an MRI, according to the Celtics.

Pietrus update: Suffered a "questionable closed head injury" (concussion). Had X-ray, CT scan and will get MRI. Staying overnight in Philly.
Mar 24 via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply

Needless to say, the moment Pietrus went down was a scary one for the Celtics.

"It looked awful," said Rivers. "I saw it it immediately -- I didn't think he hit his head, I wasn't sure, but i just saw his neck snap, so you knew that was bad. Obviously, he was throwing up on the floor, so that wasn't very good either." (via ESPN Boston)

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Mickael Pietrus Injury: Celtics Reserve Leaves Game On Stretcher

Mickael Pietrus suffered a scary injury during the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Pietrus fell hard and landed on his upper back after driving to the basket. He was motionless on the ground for several minutes before being removed on a stretcher.

The team has not yet released an update on Pietrus' condition, but the Associated Press reported (via ESPN's Chris Forsberg) that he has been taken to a nearby hospital and diagnosed with a "questionable closed head injury." Pietrus was starting in place of an injured Ray Allen, who missed Friday's game with a sore right ankle. Pietrus, a three-point specialist, is averaging 6.9 points and 3.0 rebounds through 36 games this season.

Boston also lost Avery Bradley in the game, as he injured his left ankle.

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