After suffering a frightening injury on Friday night and being taken off the court on a stretcher, Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms.

The Celtics announced that Walker is headed to a nearby hospital to undergo further testing on his neck and the team will provide details when appropriate.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that early indications are Walker avoided a severe neck injury.

It’s positive news after the entire NBA world was left holding its breath following the scary collision. Walker is not only an All-Star point guard, he’s also one of the most respected and liked players in the league.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection