Boston Celtics starting center Al Horford will miss tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, as the four-time All-Star has entered the NBA’s concussion protocol, the team announced.
Al Horford will miss tonight’s game after entering the NBA’s concussion protocol. Horford’s first symptoms linking him to a possible concussion occurred this morning. Initially struck in the head on a foul called in the second quarter of Boston’s Nov. 6 contest at Atlanta.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 8, 2017
Horford has been playing great basketball so far this season and is a big reason why the Celtics enter Wednesday with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 9-2.
The 6-foot-10 big man is averaging 14.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists, shooting an efficient 53.1 percent from the floor and 47.4 percent from three.
Boston started the year 0-2 but have since won nine straight behind the stellar play of Horford and Kyrie Irving. Head coach Brad Stevens has not announced who will replace Horford in the starting lineup.