To keep their playoff hopes alive, the 76ers battled the Celtics on Sunday afternoon in Game 4. Now, already down 3-0 to Boston in their first round series.
Attention for Philly, however, shifted to the health of Tobias Harris in the late third quarter of a three-point game when the forward had his legs taken out from under him as he jumped to challenge a Jayson Tatum layup.
He slammed into the floor headfirst in a terrifying moment. Harris would lay on the floor, bleeding copiously from near his left eye, for some time, but gratefully was able to get up and walk off the floor, holding a towel to his head as they looked to slow the bleeding.
It was a very scary scene in the arena as Brett Brown and the Sixers trainers quickly rush over to Harris after Al Horford and the referee on the baseline immediately called for medical attention once they saw Harris on the floor writhing in pain. It’s always the greatest fear of a player to have their legs taken out from under them as they are jumping in traffic under the basket and Harris landing headfirst on the floor was very scary to see.
Harris received stitches for a laceration above his eye and was evaluated for a concussion, which he was cleared from as he was back on the bench and checked back in to the game at the 5:12 mark of the fourth quarter.