Marquis Daniels Injury: Updates and Consequences for the Boston Celtics

February 6th, 2011 by Zachary Stanley Leave a reply »
According to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, Boston Celtics small forward Marquis Daniels suffered a bruised spinal cord during Sunday's game with the Orlando Magic.

Daniels was taken off the court on a stretcher after his head collided with the shoulder of Gilbert Arenas on a drive toward the basket. Daniels fell face-first to the floor lifelessly and remained motionless but seemed alert while having exchanges with the Celtics medical staff.

The update:

“Marquis is doing well,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said at a joint news conference with team physician Brian McKeon. “I was just with him at New England Baptist Hopsital. He's moving; he's fine. His arms and his legs, everything is fine.”

Ainge went on to say that the timetable on Daniels is a month, if not more. He has fully regained motor functions but will go through a series of tests and scans, in order to determine severity.

This isn't Daniels' first run-in with spinal problems, as he suffered another scare during Game 5 of last year's Eastern Conference finals against who? The Magic.

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