Celtics' Pietrus hospitalized after fall

Celtics guard Mickael Pietrus lies on the court after an awkward fall during a game against the...

Celtics guard Mickael Pietrus lies on the court after an awkward fall during a game against the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn., March 23, 2012. (YouTube)

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PHILADELPHIA - Boston Celtics swingman Mickael Pietrus was to remain in a hospital overnight after he was wheeled off the court on a stretcher during a game at Philadelphia on Friday following a fall.

Pietrus was having an MRI done after getting an X-ray and CT scan and the Celtics said he had a questionable closed head injury -- meaning he wasn't bleeding and they aren't sure what it is yet.

He went crashing down in the second quarter after driving through the lane when 76ers guard Lou Williams got a piece of the ball, which Pietrus was holding up.

Although his back hit the floor, Pietrus immediately grabbed the back of his head near the neck. He kept his head from hitting the floor, but it snapped back a little bit.

Pietrus remained on the ground for a while before being stabilized and lifted onto a stretcher, then was taken to the hospital.

Pietrus missed the first two-plus weeks of the season after having right knee surgery. He entered Friday's game averaging 6.9 points and 3.0 rebounds this season.

The Sixers rallied in the second half to win the game, 99-86.


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