Celtics guard Kemba Walker left Boston's game against the Denver Nuggets on a stretcher after running head-first into the chest of his teammate Semi Ojeleye.
The Celtics announced afterwards that Walker had been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms and was being transported to the hospital for further evaluation. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added that early indications are that Walker "did not suffer a significant injury."
Walker has since been released from hospital to rejoin the Celtics.
#NEBHInjuryReport Following testing at a Denver hospital, Kemba Walker has been released to rejoin the team for its return to Boston. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow and further updates will be provided as appropriate.- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 23, 2019
A number of NBA players have taken to Twitter to send their best wishes to the three-time All-Star.
Prayers Kemba!- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 23, 2019
Praying for Kemba🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/oJCnmswpJp- Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) November 23, 2019
Prayers up for my boy @KembaWalker 🙏🏾 #Onlovemybrother- Bismack Biyombo (@bismackbiyombo) November 23, 2019
Walker is leading the Celtics in scoring this season with 22.6 points per game. He also ranks second on the team with 4.8 assists per game.
The Celtics entered Friday's game with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
We will provide updates on Walker's condition when they become available.