Brad Stevens admits Celtics are ‘really lucky’ with Kemba Walker’s injury not being serious
The Boston Celtics were able to dodge a bullet with regards to Kemba Walker’s injury. Head coach Brad Stevens knows this and he says that the team is lucky that the All-Star guard wasn’t diagnosed with anything serious after he crashed headfirst into Semi Ojeleye in the second quarter of their loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
Brad Stevens said the Kemba Walker news was “really good.”
“We’re just really lucky.”
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) November 24, 2019
Stevens added that Walker is already doing minor workouts in the Celtics’ practice facility, per John Karalis of MassLive.com.
“He didn’t practice so he went through a number of progressions upstairs on the bike and in the weight room. We’re just really lucky it didn’t end up being near as bad as any of us thought.”
Following his scary fall, Walker was taken off the court on a stretcher and taken to the hospital., Fans held a collective breath as they feared that the veteran guard’s injury might be serious. But Kemba was able to travel back to Boston with the team and is even listed as questionable for the Celtics’ game against the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night.
Still, the Celtics are taking all the precautionary measures to make sure that Walker is alright, especially after he was initially diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms.
“He is continuing to be monitored in case any of that stuff shows up. But he’s been good and he feels good. It’s kind of a minor miracle based on what we saw the other day. But the strain is real and he’s got some soreness in his back and neck.”