It hasn't been the most ideal start for Celtics rookie Tacko Fall. After going undrafted out of UCF, he was signed to a two-way contract that will keep him with the G-League’s Maine Red Claws for the majority of the season.
Now, the 7'5" center is being held from action altogether. As revealed by Fall himself to MassLive’s John Karalis, he is currently undergoing concussion protocol after hitting his head on a “low ceiling” while washing his hands at the team’s practice facility.
“Tacko got hit in the head yesterday after individual work,” Brad Stevens said. “He was a little under the weather. It sounds like being very cautious about that.”
Apparently, he is expected to be cleared very soon.
“Very close (to a return) from what I’ve been told," Stevens told reporters. “But he wasn’t going to be active anyway.”
No doubt, this is yet another obstacle for Fall as he attempts to solidify his NBA career. And, obviously, the cause of his injury is catching a lot of attention online. Perhaps the Celtics need to raise the roof a bit?
Regardless, we are all hoping the best for Mr. Fall and the Celtics for the upcoming season. Hopefully, he earns a long-term contract.