A look at Kemba’s neck injury pic.twitter.com/v2n3n9S7z1— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) November 23, 2019
The injury did not look good as you can see. We’ll update this once we have more details on Walker’s condition. The game is at halftime and Walker had no points prior to leaving. This would obviously be a huge blow to the Celtics if Kemba were to miss an extended period of time. For now, Boston will likely have to turn to Marcus Smart as the primary point guard, with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum also taking on additional ball-handling duties in the short-term.
UPDATE: Well, we’ve got some good news, the injury Walker suffered isn’t considered too serious and he’s been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Early indications are that Boston’s Kemba Walker did not suffer a significant injury in collision tonight, league source tells ESPN. Team has diagnosed him with concussion-like symptoms. https://t.co/Qu2LMTDwaW— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 23, 2019
UPDATE: Walker has been released from the hospital and will be re-evaluated today. So what was once viewed as a potentially devastating injury, now seems like it could be good news for Kemba by the end of the day. Hopefully it’s just a concussion and Walker can get back on the court soon.