Over the weekend Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker suffered a terrifying injury in the first half against the Denver Nuggets. Even though it appeared to be a long-term issue, the All-Star guard is on pace to return to the hardwood this week.
Walker suffered a neck injury when he collided with teammate Semi Ojeleye. He was strapped to a stretcher and carried off the floor.
The Celtics officially diagnosed Walker with a neck sprain.
Boston didn’t have Walker on the floor yesterday against the Sacramento Kings, but he should be available for an Eastern Conference clash on Wednesday.
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the Celtics have listed Walker as probable to play against the Brooklyn Nets.
It’s incredible to think that Walker will only miss one game for Boston.
Celtics star Kemba Walker (neck) is probable to return against the Nets on Wednesday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 26, 2019
Walker is having a strong season with the Celtics, averaging 21.1 points and 4.7 assists per game. He signed a four-year deal worth $141 million in the offseason.
While Boston should have Walker available on Wednesday, Brooklyn will not have former Celtics guard Kyrie Irving due to a shoulder injury.
Expect the fans at TD Garden to give Walker a standing ovation when the starting lineups are announced.
Tipoff for that game is at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.