Mickael Pietrus Video: Celtics Swingman Taken off on Stretcher After Scary Fall
Boston Celtics forward Mickael Pietrus had to be taken off the court on a stretcher after suffering a nasty fall in the second quarter of the team's contest against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.
The fall came when Pietrus drove through the lane towards the basket. He got tangled up with 76ers guard Lou Williams and was unable to brace his fall as he went to the floor.
Pietrus appeared to slam the back of his head on the court. He immediately reached for the back of his head before rolling over on his stomach, and medical personnel came to his aid right away. The stretcher came soon after.
Pietrus started in place of Ray Allen on Friday night. He had four points at the time he left the court. He's averaging 6.9 points per game this season in limited action.
On Thursday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald published a story about how Pietrus has tried to take on more of a leadership role on the Celtics recently, giving the team several pep talks since early February.
"Since (then) the chemistry has been better," said Pietrus. "It’s just been a great day with the Celtics. Every day has been a blessing for me. It was just the importance of the game for us, and why we’re together—for a championship."
There's no official word on what kind of injuries Pietrus may have suffered in the fall, but the Celtics have promised to report any news via the team's official Twitter account.
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