Boston Celtics

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 11: Tacko Fall #55 of the Boston Celtics warms up before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

It wasn’t an elbow or collision that concussed Celtics rookie center Tacko Fall, but rather a ceiling misjudged by Fall.

From John Karalis of Mass Live:

Before the Boston Celtics shoot around at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Fall explained to MassLive that he was trying to wash his hands after a workout at the practice facility but didn’t notice a “low ceiling.”

Low ceilings and ducking out of instinct was something that Fall, who earned a two-way contract with the Celtics in training camp, actually discussed with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich during a preseason radio appearance. But the 7-foot-6 center was duped by his own practice facility, and landed in the league’s concussion protocol as a result.

Fall has returned to practice since the bump, and is “very close” according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens, but he remains in the protocol, and has already been ruled out for Friday’s home opener against the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors.

On a two-way contract, the 23-year-old Fall will spend the majority of his 2019-20 season with the Maine Red Claws, but can spend up to 45 days on the Green’s roster.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.