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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