Walker leaves recreation on stretcher after collision with teammate

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Nov 22, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (eight) (heart) following a damage within the second quarter in opposition to the Denver Nuggets on the Pepsi Middle. Necessary Credit score: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports activities

(Information) – Boston Celtics level guard Kemba Walker exited a Friday evening recreation in opposition to the Denver Nuggets after his head collided with a teammate in a daunting incident that noticed him carted off the courtroom.

The three-time NBA All-Star appeared to stumble ahead, earlier than falling headfirst into his teammate Semi Ojeleye’s torso, his neck buckling from the impression in entrance of a packed hometown Denver crowd within the second interval.

Medical workers got here onto the courtroom and carried Walker off on a stretcher, as shocked onlookers applauded the fallen participant, who has led the Celtics in factors per recreation.

On Twitter, his staff wrote that Walker was being taken to the hospital for assessments after being recognized with “concussion-like signs.”

Followers and fellow gamers unleashed an outpouring of assist for the 29-year-old, because the jarring incident performed out on repeat on tv and social media, shortly changing into one of many high most-discussed matters on Twitter.

Reporting by Amy Tennery; Modifying by Clarence Fernandez