Celtics' Fab Melo Runs into Door, Winds Up with Concussion

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 2, 2013

Fab Melo, who has spent most of his season as a part of the Boston Celtics' D-League affiliate Main Red Claws, has been evaluated for a head injury that ended up being diagnosed as a concussion.

It wasn't a basketball accident, and it wasn't an accident that you hear of from time-to-time having to do with a player doing something like playing pickup basketball or bowling. No, Fab Melo busted his noggin walking through a doorway.

Basically, he ran into a door.

Quite possibly the best part of the entire story is that Melo was actually called up by the Celtics so he could be evaluated by the team's doctors, not so he could get onto the court.

While Melo has been having a pretty good year in Maine, he's continuing to work on not being ridiculously uncoordinated on offense. This incident can't be helping his reputation.

When Melo received what I'm sure are the most inquisitive tweets since he was drafted by the Celtics, he went ahead and explained the situation.



If you stand under 7 feet don't ask me how I did it.

— Fab Melo (@Fabpmelo) January 3, 2013


Doc Rivers talked about the incident before the Celtics game against the Grizzlies, and he too saw the humor in the situation.

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. 

Of course, Twitter took to this like a fly to a port-a-potty.



Melo goes for 45 against the Blazers last night...Fab Melo walks into a door...and now he's trending. Twitter is so freaking awesome.

— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) January 3, 2013


Fab Melo got concussed walking into a door hinge? Looks like someone ( •_•)>⌐■-■(⌐■_■) got framed. *YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH*

— netw3rk (@netw3rk) January 2, 2013


Trying not to get too excited yet but this hotel door concussion is giving Fab Melo a strong boost in the "Next JaVale" rankings.

— Sean Highkin (@shighkinNBA) January 2, 2013

Keep doing silly stuff and blocking shots, Fab. It works well for JaVale McGee.