Boston Celtics large man Al Horford will miss Wednesday’s sport towards the Los Angeles Lakers after coming into the NBA’s concussion protocol, the staff introduced Wednesday.
The Celtics stated Horford’s first signs linking him to a attainable concussion occurred Wednesday morning. He was struck within the head on a foul known as within the second quarter of the Celtics’ win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night time.
Despite buying and selling away two of their finest defenders this offseason, the Celtics have someway morphed into the league’s No. 1 protection. And, consider it or not, it is Kyrie Irving who has been a catalyst for Boston’s lock-down begin.
On the play, Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore got here down arduous with a forearm to Horford’s head. Horford grabbed at his head and stayed on the bottom for a bit earlier than remaining within the sport.
The Celtics stated Horford didn’t expertise any concussion-like signs in the course of the sport nor instantly afterward. He can be monitored as he progresses via the protocol.
Horford missed 9 video games final season attributable to a concussion.