Celtics forward Mickael Pietrus was taken off the court on a stretcher with what has only being called a head injury Friday night during the Sixers v Celtics game. Pietrus hit the deck on an attempt to drive the lane and appeared to smack his head against the floor. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Pietrus was actually vomiting on the floor as trainers attended to him.
"It looked awful," Rivers said. "I saw it immediately -- I didn't think he hit his head, I wasn't sure, but I just saw his neck snap, so you knew that was bad. Obviously, he was throwing up on the floor, so that wasn't very good, either."
Paul Pierce said it was tough to see.
"It's always tough when you see your fellow NBA player, regardless of who it is," go down, Pierce said. "When you see someone laying there on the ground, not moving and getting carried off the floor on a stretcher -- it's tough. In any sport; I'm a sports fan and whenever you see that, you feel for the person, feel for their families. Those (injuries) can be career-ending type of things, and you see it all the time. We just hope that he's able to make it through these things."