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.
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)