Marquis Daniels had full function of his motor skills following a scary injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game at TD Garden, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who left to visit him at New England Baptist Hospital.
"Marquis is doing well," Ainge said. "I was just with him at New England Baptist Hospital. He's moving, he's fine. His arms and legs are fine."
Ainge was flanked by team doctor Brian McKeon, who announced that Daniels will be out "indefinitely" and that guard has a pre-existing condition that contributed to Sunday's freak injury, sustained one minute into the second quarter. Daniels fell awkwardly to the court after driving to the right on Gilbert Arenas and remained motionless for over four minutes before being wheeled out on a stretcher.
"He basically bruised his spinal cord," McKeon said....
According to multiple reports, Bruins center Marc Savard will be shut down for the remainder of the season due to multiple concussions. The team is expected to make a formal announcement Monday. Savard returned from his home in Peterborough, Ontario, to undergo further tests over the weekend. It is expected that the Bruins will place Savard on long-term injured reserve.
Savard, who has now experienced four concussions, suffered his most recent concussion on Jan. 22. He had totaled two goals and eight assists with a team-worst minus-7 rating since returning from post-concussion syndrome symptoms on Dec. 2.
ESPNBoston.com's Joe MacDonald was first to report the news of Savard being shut down for the season.
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Inspired by a scary neck injury to Marquis Daniels and a season-high 26 points from Rajon Rondo, the Celtics overcame an early 10-point deficit to beat the Magic, 91-80, on Super Bowl Sunday at TD Garden. The Celtics won the game with swarming defense that held the Magic to 34 percent shooting, including just 3-for-24 from 3-point range.
The Celtics were trailing, 24-17, when Daniels drove to his right on Gilbert Arenas, lost his balance and fell awkwardly to the floor. He stayed on the ground for over four minutes. Eventually, a stretcher and gurney were brought out and Daniels showed a brief "thumbs up" before being transported to New England Baptist Hospital for treatment of a neck injury.
Following the Daniels injury, the Celtics played like an inspired team, outscoring the Magic, 29-19, to take a 46-43 halftime lead. The Celtics continued the momentum in the third quarter, scoring the first...
Celtics guard Marquis Daniels was sent to New England Baptist Hospital with a neck injury after he fell to the ground on a drive to the basket in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Magic at TD Garden.
Just 59 seconds into the second quarter, Daniels drove to his right on Gilbert Arenas, lost his balance and fell awkwardly to the floor. Daniels remained on the court for several minutes as Celtics medical staff tended to him and the Garden crowd fell silent. Teammates Rajon Rondo, Glen Davis and Kevin Garnett dropped to one knee at Daniels' side. Eventually, A stretcher was brought onto the court and Daniels gave a brief thumbs up before being wheeled off the parquet.
The injury to Daniels was the second serious injury of the day as Davis was also on the court for several minutes after taking a charge earlier in the first half. He was taken to the locker room and treated for a bruised to his head...
As expected, Shaquille O'Neal won't play against the Magic Sunday and Doc Rovers acknowleged that it's not looking for Monday's game against the Bobcats, either. It may be even longer than that for O'Neal who has missed the last two games with an Achilles injury. "He’s not going to be out a long time, but I don’t think he’ll be back today, tomorrow or maybe until we go on break," Rivers said. "We’re going to need him in the playoffs and we want him to be right and healthy. This gives him a chance to get all the other things that were ailing him right too."
Rivers wants to give O'Neal enough time to heal to break the cycle of playing five games and then missing five more once something begins to bother him. Rivers remains confident that O'Neal will get heathy eventually and ready for the playoffs.
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We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Danny Amendola joined the show to talk about the addition of Reggie Wayne to the receiving group, the offensive tempo in game 3 of the preseason, and who is the most stylish in the locker room.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Schilling emailed Awful Announcing.
Florio gave us the latest on Brady vs Goodell.
The top stories of the day.
Deflategate news aside, there are some reports that Tom and Giselle are having some trouble in paradise. Lou, Christian and Gary discuss the validity of the reports, and Christian gives some advice to Tom.
Jerod Mayo dropped by the studio to talk with Lou, Christian, and Gary about the stress that some guys go through on "cut-down" day. He also made fun of Christian for his focus on fashion, and how exaggerated he thought HBO's "Ballers" was.
Lou, Christian and Gary (and the rest of us) are all patiently waiting for Judge Berman to decide Tom Brady's future. The guys wonder.... What is he waiting for?
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo.
Michael Holley is back and he has thoughts on what he's missed while he was gone... including Don Orsillo and NESN.
We discuss the latest from Judge Berman in the deflategate case, and what it might mean.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
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