Friday , Nov , 10 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Telfair released from hospital

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Boston Celtics point guard Sebastian Telfair
was released from a local hospital Friday night after leaving a game against
the Utah Jazz.

Telfair exited the contest in the first quarter due to shortness of breath and
was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He walked off the court with a
trainer before exiting TD Banknorth Garden.

Telfair was diagnosed with bronchospasm, which is a difficulty in breathing
caused by a sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the
bronchioles. Telfair was released from the hospital and is expected to make
the trip to Cleveland with the team, but it will be up to the Celtics team
doctors to clear him to play Saturday night.

Telfair was originally taken by Portland with the 13th overall selection in
the 2004 NBA Draft. He averaged 9.5 points, 3.6 assists and one steal in 68
games, 30 starts, for the Trail Blazers in his second NBA season last year.

The Celtics lost Friday night, 107-100. Rajon Rondo replaced Telfair in the
lineup.

BOS