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Celtics Marquis Daniels collapses on court in game, taken to hospital; has bruised spine.

Feb 6, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

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UPDATE #2 9:36 pm: Celtics team physician, Dr. Brian McKeon, said after the game that the team (and Daniels’ previous teams) were aware of spinal issues and that this was a more severe reaction of things that had happened before.

UPDATE 5:23 pm: Marquis Daniels has a bruised spinal cord, Danny Ainge and the team doctor told the media after the game. He will spend the night in the hospital and have a CAT scan Monday.

He is out indefinitely and that likely will mean a month or more, officials said. He did not sustain a concussion on the play.

3:27 pm: Boston’s Marquis Daniels collapsed on the court in a game against the Magic and had to be taken off on a stretcher Sunday afternoon.

He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for “evaluation of a neck injury.” He was conscious and talking and did give a thumbs up leaving the court.

Just a minute into the second quarter, Daniels was trying to post up Gilbert Arenas on the right block, got the ball, faced up and went with a sweep move to the right. His face collided with Arena’s arm and snapped to the right. It didn’t appear that violent a contact, but Daniels immediately collapsed to the floor.

He did not move but his eyes were open and he appeared conscious.

He was taken off the floor on a stretcher and was on his way to the hospital minutes later.

  1. bceltics1010 - Feb 7, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    You’re in our prayers Daniels!

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