Pietrus cleared to return to Boston

Mickael Pietrus underwent tests in Philadelphia after suffering what the Celtics said was a...

Mickael Pietrus underwent tests in Philadelphia after suffering what the Celtics said was a questionable closed head injury on Friday. (Tami Chappell/Reuters/Files)

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, Last Updated: 12:44 PM ET

BOSTON - Boston Celtics swingman Mickael Pietrus was cleared to travel Saturday morning after spending the night in a Philadelphia hospital following a nasty fall during Friday's contest against the 76ers.

Pietrus underwent tests in Philadelphia after suffering what the Celtics said was a questionable closed head injury. He is expected to visit Celtics medical staff upon his return to Boston.

While driving through the lane in the second quarter of Boston's 99-86 loss, Pietrus lost control when 76ers guard Lou Williams got a hand on the ball. Pietrus' back hit the floor hard and he immediately grabbed the back of his head near the neck. His head snapped back a bit, but never hit the floor.

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


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