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.