Tacko Fall’s Concussion Caused by Hitting Head on Ceiling

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Celtics center Tacko Fall on the court

Celtics center Tacko Fall’s height is his greatest asset on the court, but it also caused him to miss Wednesday’s season opener against the 76ers. 

Fall, a 7'5" undrafted rookie out of UCF, has been held out of practice under the NBA’s concussion protocol since Friday. Head coach Brad Stevens only said that Fall was hit in the head after an individual workout. Now we know exactly what happened. 

Fall revealed to MassLive’s John Karalis that he hit his head on a “low ceiling” while washing his hands at the team’s practice facility. He said he initially felt no symptoms but woke up the following morning not feeling well and was eventually placed in the concussion protocol.

Stevens said Fall is close to being cleared to return but that he wouldn’t have been on the active roster for Wednesday’s opener even if he was healthy. Fall is on a two-way contract, which will keep him with the G-League’s Maine Red Claws for the majority of the season.