Kemba Walker suffers apparent neck injury vs. Nuggets and leaves on a stretcher | NBA on ESPN

Kemba Walker leaves the floor on a stretcher and would not return to the game against the Denver Nuggets after he runs head-first into his teammate Semi Ojeleye while tracking down a loose ball. He has concussion like symptoms. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN+ ✔ Get the ESPN App: ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: Exclusive interviews with Rachel Nichols Stephen A. Smith on ESPN ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook: ► Follow on Instagram: Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on

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Martin Smith
Martin Smith:
Such a random, strange injury. Hopefully he will be ok. The neck, spine injuries are very serious. Never like to see anything like this happen.
Bantonio Clown
Bantonio Clown:
prayers for Kemba, super awkward play ran into a brick wall 🤭
The Other Famous Bryson
The Other Famous Bryson:
Hope he’s good
Monty Uchiha
Monty Uchiha:
Man I’m a laker fan and I hope he’s okay. Kemba is the man!
Like running into a wall. Just one of those weird things that can happen. Freaky.
Evan Mandrus
Evan Mandrus:
Hes out of the hospital and traveling back to Boston with the team
Kevin Masters
Kevin Masters:
The fact that he is still conscious after the accident and is moving is body is a good sign.
Des Mcmahon
Des Mcmahon:
I think all NBA fans hopes that Kemba is OK and back soon
Carl Steve Reinante Cirunay
Carl Steve Reinante Cirunay:
celtics got their luck reversed for years now
X 2
X 2:
Although a concussion is no laughing matter, thank God it wasn't a serious neck injury
That's a stinger most likely. Probably a similar case with Melo when he ran into Durant
That was a super awkward hit
Crazy how something like that can end everything. So glad he's okay.
Jordi Kijk In De Vegte
Jordi Kijk In De Vegte:
They suspect it is just a concussion luckily.
Johnathan Patrick
Johnathan Patrick:
That kinda reminds me of Gus Frerotte when he banged his head into a wall celebrating a touchdown and he ended up jamming his neck. It doesn't look like Kemba Walker's injury will reach that terrible stratosphere, which is good news. But still, yikes. 😫😫
ojeleye must be made of stell to break a man's neck with his abs
Lyonbobo Osze
Lyonbobo Osze:
He has neck injury before or something, Hope he gets better.
omega hawx
omega hawx:
Sending prayers Kemba's way. Scared me when I first saw it
Mook COA
Mook COA:
Prayers up, love to see em in a winning situation.
Basketball Twins
Basketball Twins:
Such a bad luck for Celtics in the last few seasons, hope they bounce back
Kritikal H
Kritikal H:
Abs of Steel... Get well soon Kemba, this was a strange and rare injury.
Bhagyaveer Manjunatha
Bhagyaveer Manjunatha:
This Celtics team is cursed! In recent years First Hayward now Kemba!
It’s always the hit you don’t expect that gets ya.
He definitely jammed his neck. I remember this happening to an athlete in HS when we were playing a basketball game. I really hope he's okay and didn't suffer any spinal cord damage.
John M
John M:
Kemba will fully recover GOD IS WITH HIM GOD BLESS HIS SOUL 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
yea, its that easy. neck injuries are killer, looks like he might have hurt his spinal cord
You never wanna see someone fall straight down with what appears to be their limbs going limp. Very scary. Super glad it’s just concussion symptoms. Well wishes to the homie.
Chet H.
Chet H.:
0:51 when the whole stadium cheering your neck injury...whoooooo yeeeaaaa "applause" whooo yeah!!!
Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert:
I hope Kemba is ok praying for a speedy recovery.
Los Critics Supreme
Los Critics Supreme:
That was legit, C-spine area, painful.
Prayer for kembas quick recovery. This guy deserves a standing ovation.
Well 😹looks like I’m about to be starting on my mycareer now 💀prayers for KEMBA WALKER !
Kenneth Jara
Kenneth Jara:
As a fan of Kemba, I hope he's ok. Sheesh man, that was horrifying to watch!
Throw Congress Overboard
Throw Congress Overboard:
Just glad it's not more serious.
Jaip Saluba
Jaip Saluba:
Suddenly he came from nowhere lol! He's playing now. Great performance against brooklyn
That was scary. Praying for Kemba. CT Love.
Noah Nelson
Noah Nelson:
that's no good. as competitive as the league gets I never wish that on anyone
King Shaq
King Shaq:
Glad he's ok 🙏🏾🙏🏾💯
LeeTravius Mckay
LeeTravius Mckay:
prayers up for kemba the Celtics can't even catch a break
Stevens came out and said that he’s fine and could even play in Monday’s game(very unlikely) but glad to see he will be fine. Prob only miss 1-2 games
Dara Aujla
Dara Aujla:
Get well Kemba!!
Shaolin The Truth
Shaolin The Truth:
Load management at a all time low.🤷‍♂️
CIint Beastwood
CIint Beastwood:
I've literally followed Semi Ojeleye since high school. Probably the last dude you'd want to run head first into haha 😅
the king of cool
the king of cool:
Tell it to Zod's snapped neck!
Flow_ Easy
Flow_ Easy:
Thankfully when he fell he had his arms and hands hit the ground first, because this injury could have been a LOT worse
prince hector
prince hector:
He needs a chiropractor
Thomas Marks
Thomas Marks:
I had cervical fusion! I can tell you that hurt looking at it!
Wow. Positive thoughts his way. 🙏🏽
This comment is literally
This comment is literally:
Kemba ❤️
Instrumentalists Jade
Instrumentalists Jade:
get well Brother.. hope to see you during playoffs
Smh bring him to CMC Charlotte!
Anna G
Anna G:
prayers up for kemba 🙏🏽🙏🏽
J Ngo
J Ngo:
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Career ending injury🥺🥺🥺
Cameron Leon
Cameron Leon:
Ugh neck injuries are so scary you never know how serious they can be, thoughts and prayers go out to you Kemba heal up soon.
Freaking scary man it's amazing how strong yet fragile the human body is hope he's good
Malik Holmes
Malik Holmes:
Jeez, I Pray Kemba comes out of this ok🙏
Chen Jun
Chen Jun:
bless. hope a fast recover
Kpop Janggo
Kpop Janggo:
Celtics really need to do load management if they want a healthy team in the playoffs
paulo guiang
paulo guiang:
Oh my god that was a nasty injury! 2 freethrow for james harden plus ball possession
Kei&Dev Reactions
Kei&Dev Reactions:
This could’ve ended so BADDD
Christina Kane
Christina Kane:
I couldn’t believe it watching it on tv earlier. I gasped. Looks painful and so scary! I hope he’s okay!
Prayers for a speedy recovery!
Ryan Powell
Ryan Powell:
Thanksgiving coming up, they want off that day
Nick Beats
Nick Beats:
He gets an A for effort. 👍👍
Same thing happened to melo on the nuggets..praying🙏
Conner Haas
Conner Haas:
Really hope he recovers alright.
Preying Mantis
Preying Mantis:
Ojeleye was unfortunately also walking forward. I really love Kemba. Really hope he's okay.
DopeShits LoL
DopeShits LoL:
Gonna miss him for a while 😢
Mr. Autocorrect
Mr. Autocorrect:
R.i.p 🙏🏽❤️ Kemba walker sad to see you go
Kalayaan Cantos
Kalayaan Cantos:
Hopefully he recovers fast. One of the truest and humblest players in the game.
James Gaffud
James Gaffud:
At 0:57 this guy said "yeah" this kind of disrespect dude
Sloppy Seconds
Sloppy Seconds:
I hope he’s ok and will continue to play
Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith:
This could be EXTREMELY serious
Prayers 🙏🏽
Eric Holland
Eric Holland:
Praying for the young man.
Joenil Cortez
Joenil Cortez:
Celtics is making a great run this season..aweful happening
Button Petrelli
Button Petrelli:
John Consul
John Consul:
I remembered T-Mac. Please, no!
The only China I like is white
The only China I like is white:
Ran into his own teammate dam
Mike Wright
Mike Wright:
Great Teammates to just leave him at first!
Cheng Rosendo
Cheng Rosendo:
Celtics are cursed 💀
CHiCo_GuWop _
CHiCo_GuWop _:
Dam god blessem
Ghetto Entrepreneur
Ghetto Entrepreneur:
I hope he can still walk
Tiger Hoods
Tiger Hoods:
Prayers to kemba walker on a speed recovery 🙏🏾🙏🏾
joseph mccartney
joseph mccartney:
Lol when u run into your teammates tummy and hurt yourself. Geez look up bro 😂🤦🏼‍♂️
Keonne Williams
Keonne Williams:
Dam hope he alright.🤕
John Boona
John Boona:
They took him outta there like it's wwe
Holly Hamilton
Holly Hamilton:
Are prayers are with you 😥
The Mcewen's
The Mcewen's:
Oh my! That's crazy it went like that. . .
Emanuel Tuisy Hernández
Emanuel Tuisy Hernández:
Prayers up for Kemba in Jesus name 🙏🙏🙏
gogetit 500
gogetit 500:
This sad asf 😓
Random Entertainment
Random Entertainment:
He was having such a good season to, unlucky
Thank you for your service 😓
Friend Built
Friend Built:
I was at this game and the entire crowd was worried. I thought he was knocked out how he dropped. Never wanna see that at a game
Julio Quatro
Julio Quatro:
Also get the man some edibles and a good indica strain. He’ll be fine by next week.
david fernandez
david fernandez:
ojeleye abs are actually cement wall
Joshua Allen
Joshua Allen:
Welcome to the NFL son 💪🏿
Mr. Bren
Mr. Bren:
First Hayward now kemba😭
King Andrew WithOut A Queen
King Andrew WithOut A Queen:
Prayers UP for kemba and whole Celtics fan, i hope he can comeback soon as possible. Im hoping for celtics and lakers on finals