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With all the controversy surrounding helmet-to-helmet hits and concussions in the NFL, it’s about time we start talking about low hanging door hinges and 7-foot NBA players.
Celtics rookie center Fab Melo suffered a concussion walking into a door while in Sioux Falls, S.D., last week, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com. Melo returned to Boston from the NBADL to treat the injury.
The Brazil-native has played in eight games with the Celtics this season. He has two points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 47 minutes on the court.
On Twitter, Melo said he expects to return to his NBADL squad, the Maine Red Claws, on Friday. He’s surely be more cognizant of low-hanging objects.
Photo via Facebook/Fab-Melo
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Boston Celtics big man Fab Melo was hurt in a bizarre way. See what happened and decide for yourself whether it's believable.
Celtics announce they've recalled Fab Melo from D-League's Maine Red Claws. Averaged 10.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 3.8 bpg for Red Claws
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 2, 2013
Fab Melo has been tearing up the D-League. Ainge made it clear that he thought that was the best place for him to stay right now. Granted, that was before the Celtics got blown out in three straight...
Celtics rookie Fab Melo suffered a concussion last weekend after bumping his head on the doorway in his Sioux Falls hotel room while the Maine Red Claws (Melo’s NBA Development League assignment) were in South Dakota for back-to-back games against the Skyforce.
Melo was seen by the Red Claws medical staff and did not play in the team’s Monday afternoon game. On Wednesday, the...
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It took Fab Melo a grand total of six months on an NBA roster to be featured in a Deadspin article for his stupidity. And it’s probably surprising to many that it didn’t happen sooner.
When the news first came out that Syracuse’s former brilliant Brazilian was called up from the Celtics’ D-League team, it sounded encouraging. But it turns out Melo...
Meanwhile, Fab Melo says he suffered his concussion running into a hotel door. #CantMakeThatUp #Celtics10 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@TragsMike Petraglia Fab said he usually has great awareness of doorways, but clearly this one got away from him.4 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite@GregPayne_ESPNGreg PayneMaybe he DOES need a little more development...
Just talked to Fab Melo. #Celtics called him up so he could get treatment for concussion. Says he still feeling symptoms. #CelticsTalk
— Kyle Draper (@kylerdraper) January 2, 2013
Fab says he suffered concussion when he ran into door at hotel room. #CelticsTalk
— Kyle Draper (@kylerdraper) January 2, 2013
The Celtics called up rookie big man Fab Melo from the Maine Red Claws...
Well, this is just..wow.
Fab Melo suffers concussion running into a hotel door. bit.ly/10QdC2X #Celtics #NBA
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) January 3, 2013
Don't have much to add, except that I have verified that the Celtics have signed the door to a two year deal to replace Jason Collins as the starting center.
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For those of you waiver wire mavens out there, you might have seen that the Boston Celtics have recalled rookie Fab Melo from the NBDL's Maine Red Claws.The explanation was that Melo had suffered a concussion and needed to receive treatment for the injury.As you might have figured out from the title, Melo suffered the injury when he ran into a door according to the below tweet...
BOSTON — Fab Melo is back with the Celtics, but it was not his string of dominant performances with their D-League affiliate that earned him a trip back here. Rather, it was a blow to the head and league rules for NBA teams and their relationships with their NBADL affiliates.
The Celtics recalled Melo on Wednesday after 12 games with the Maine Red Claws, reuniting the rookie center...
Being tall ain’t easy. Boston Celtics rookie center Fab Melo stands 7-feet tall. While his height makes playing basketball easier than it would be for someone like me, it can also turn everyday activities into a challenge. Take walking through a standard doorway, for example.
According to Jessica Camerato of CSNNE.com, Melo suffered a concussion last week after he bumped his head...
Boston Celtics rookie Fab Melo has had an interesting first season. It started with him breaking a folding chair during a rookie photo shoot. He then was sent down to the D-League where he was averaging a respectable 10.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.8 blocks. And just recently he had been called up to Boston.
But not to suit up for the Celtics. But to get proper treatment for a...
The Boston Celtics recently called up rookie Fab Melo from the D-League, and it isn’t because he has been dominant, because he has. No, the rookie out of Syracuse was brought up to see the team doctor because he suffered a concussion. The concussion was not suffered in a game. The 7 foot center gave himself a concussion by walking into, rather than through, a doorway, at a hotel...
After being selected in the first round by the Boston Celtics, Fab Melo has spent most of the season in the D-League working on his game. When he came out of Syracuse, everyone knew that Melo’s game was very raw, particularly on the offensive end. He flashed his defensive capabilities in college where he was the center of the Syracuse zone defense.
He had made a lot of strides...
Fab Melo is a huge prospect, with raw talent. Celtics had him doing development with the Red Claws. But earlier this week Melo suffered a concussion….walking into a doorway.
Yup. Walked in a doorway in his hotel room down in South Dakota.
“I still have a little headache. Sometimes I can’t really focus on something for a long time, that’s it.” – Fab Melo
The Celtics recalled Fab Melo from the D-League to receive treatment for the concussion.