Mickael Pietrus, who was taken off the court in Philadelphia on a stretcher Friday night, has been cleared to travel and will be examined by the team's medical staff when he returns to Boston.
Pietrus stayed overnight in Philadelphia while the team flew back to Boston, but he didn't have to spend the night in the hospital. The official word was a "questionable closed head injury," which could indicate a concussion. There is no immediate update on a timeline for his return, but a travel clearance is certainly good news for Pietrus.
It was a scary scene when Pietrus hit the floor hard midway through the second quarter after Philly's Lou Williams blocked his shot. The momentum of the play caused Pietrus to land on his back, and he appeared to be spitting up blood. Williams later told coach Doc Rivers that the play wasn't intentional, and the coach told him he didn't think it was.
Pietrus lay on the court for several minutes while he was immobilized and placed on a stretcher. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he underwent tests including an X-ray and a CT Scan.
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