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Kemba Walker released from hospital, rejoins Celtics

Kemba Walker and the Celtics are fortunate, this could have been so much worse.

Hours after a scary head injury that had Walker taken off the court in Denver on a stretcher, he has been released from the hospital and has rejoined the team, the Celtics announced.

Walker had concussion-like symptoms following the play, where he had his head down and ran into teammate Semi Ojeleye. Walker immediately fell to the floor and did not move.

Walkers’ play at the point — and, more importantly, his we-are-in-this-together leadership style — is a central reason the Celtics are off to a fast start this season. Walker is averaging 22.9 points per game this season. Boston is off until Monday when they face Sacramento in The Garden. If Walker is out for some games it will mean more minutes for Carsen Edwards and Brad Wanamaker.