Marquis Daniels’ neck injury has been described as a bruised spinal cord. He did not sustain a concussion, but still will likely miss one or two months.
“We’re getting all the tests now at [New England Baptist Hospital] and we’ll have more information tomorrow,” said Celtics team doctor Brian McKeon.
McKeon said Daniels, who fell motionless to the floor during Boston’s game against the Orlando Magic, has “returned to near full function.” Danny Ainge noted that Daniels has had “a couple of episodes throughout his career” where he experienced tingling in his body and arms.
“I think he was scared when he was out on the court because he couldn’t really move there for a short period of time,” said Ainge. But by the time Ainge saw Daniels, the fear had passed.
“He just wanted to know the score of the game,” said Ainge. “It was about halftime when I was there and [he wanted to know] how we were playing. He had talked with his wife and with his mother. He was fine.”
He was fine, and he had returned to “near full function”. But he’ll miss one or two months, nonetheless.