Mar 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Mickael Pietrus (28) lays on the court after being injured during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Mickael Pietrus Suffers Concussion But Avoids Serious Injury

Celtics swingman Mickael Pietrus has been diagnosed with a concussion after suffering an ugly fall on March 23 against the 76ers.

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Mickael Pietrus Injury: Celtics Swingman Escapes Serious Injury, Cleared To Return Home

Mickael Pietrus suffered what many assumed to be a very serious injury in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. While his injury can still be called serious, there is some good news. According to ESPN, Pietrus has avoided major injury to his head, which is basically described as everything that's worse than a concussion.

Given the way that Pietrus looked after falling and the fact that he was vomiting and coughing up blood before being taken away on a stretcher, saying "good news" to the phrase "just a concussion" is actually very apt. In other words, the long-term prognosis appears to be a good one, or at least it's a good one relative to how things looked on the court.

There's some more good news on the Pietrus front, as CSN New England reports that Pietrus has been given the go-ahead to return home. That doesn't mean he's in the clear, but when it comes to head injuries, every step toward being healthy is a good one. There will likely be more tests once he gets back home, and his status for the foreseeable future is, of course, in question.

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Mickael Pietrus Injury: Celtics SF Suffers Possible Concussion

Mickael Pietrus suffered a very scary injury on Friday night in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Pietrus landed awkwardly on his head and neck and was carted off the court. He was convulsing, vomiting and spitting up blood, according to what was seen on the broadcast through various reports. That generally implies a very serious head and neck injury.

Needless to say, the Boston Celtics are treating this one with care and have posted an update via Twitter in regards to his status:

That's a possible concussion, not a guaranteed concussion at this point. There will be more information on what exactly happened to make Pietrus react the way he did in the near future. These tests aren't just being performed on his head either, as Pietrus didn't seem to actually hit his head if you're watching the video -- he lands directly on his tailbone and spine and then goes to clutch his head.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers commented on what happened and it reflects what everyone else is saying at this point, via SB Nation Boston, originating from ESPN:

"It looked awful," he said. "I saw it immediately -- I didn't think he hit his head, I wasn't sure, but I just saw his neck snap, so you knew that was bad. Obviously, he was throwing up on the floor, so that wasn't very good either."

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Mickael Pietrus Injury: Celtics SF Suffers Serious Head And Neck Injury

Mickael Pietrus suffered a serious-looking injury on Friday night in a game against the 76ers.

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