Boston Celtics Rookie Fab Melo Called Up After Door-Related Concussion
Fab Melo continues to tear it up for the D-League's Maine Red Claws, but he's having very little success with doors.
As WEEI reports, Melo had some issues getting through a doorway without receiving a concussion. One of the bright, up-and-coming stars for the Boston Celtics just concussed himself by running into a a fairly visible object:
A strange and frustrating start to the season got a little more bizarre on Wednesday when Celtics rookie Fab Melo was brought to Boston to get examined for a concussion he says was the result of running into a hotel door while playing for the D-League Maine Red Claws.
With just that one report, a flood of questions come storming to the forefront, demanding to be answered.
I guess the most important would be: Is he okay? Slightly under that would be: How the hell do you run into a door?
Celtics head coach Doc Rivers chimed in with the concern and humor as only one can with this kind of story:
What was it here, Manny being Manny? Well, in five years, when he's doing great things for us, we'll have Fab being Fab. He just got a head start, literally," joked head coach Doc Rivers before Wednesday's game with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The odd part is that Melo is actually doing well this season in the D-League, recently posting a triple-double and also setting a league-record 14 blocks in a game.
As the Boston Herald reports, Melo is being brought up to the big time, but not for his play. The Celtics are recalling Melo so the team's medical staff can get a look at him. The same report issues the concussion is mild.
They also infer Melo may get a chance to play with the Celtics at some point this season, despite Danny Ainge's wish for him to get far more playing time in the D-League.
Here's hoping that when he does get called up again, it's not for any door-related injuries.
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