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Injury Update For Boston Celtics Rookie Tacko Fall

Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall takes the ball up the floor.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 11: Tacko Fall #55 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Celtics defeated the Grizzlies 113-87. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics rookie big man Tacko Fall is currently in concussion protocol. He was not available for last night's season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Only the very tall can sympathize with what happened to cause the 7-foot-5 Fall's head issue. He reportedly bumped his head on a low ceiling at the team's practice facility this week.

Fall told Mass Live that he was washing his hands when he banged his head.

Fall hit his head, but initially thought nothing of it. He later participated in the Celtics swim lesson event at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club with no noticeable effects. He says he even went back to the Auerbach Center afterwards to get more work in.

However, the next morning he woke up and wasn’t feeling well.

Fortunately, Boston head coach Brad Stevens said Fall is "very close" to a return, so this doesn't seem like a long-term problem.

The Celtics officially signed Fall after a strong performance in NBA Summer League. Earlier this month, they announced he had signed a two-way contract.

Fall averaged 11.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game as a senior at UCF last season.