Pietrus had Grade III concussion, likely out until playoffs
The unfortunate, ugly fall that Mickael Pietrus took back on March 26 resulted in a Grade III concussion — the highest, most serious grade — and he likely will be out until the playoffs if not longer.
Pietrus swung by the Celtics locker room on Sunday — the first time since the incident — but he is still feeling the effects, Doc Rivers said, as reported by ESPNBoston.com.
A Grade III concussion means he lost consciousness, for at least a few seconds, and the usual timetable for recovery is about a month. Concussions don’t really stick to timetables well, however.
To play, Pietrus must be cleared by the league’s neurologist as part of the league’s new concussion policy. Which is strict but a lot better than it used to be, Rivers said.