As of Monday afternoon, the Boston Celtics will be down five players moving forward and that doesn’t even include Gordon Hayward (ankle) or Al Horford (illness).
Here’s a rundown of the injuries that are plaguing the C’s:
Daniel Theis (knee):
#NEBHInjuryReport: Daniel Theis has suffered a torn meniscus and is likely out for the remainder of the season.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 12, 2018
Marcus Smart (thumb):
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has suffered a torn tendon in his right thumb, league sources tell Yahoo. He will have second opinions on his thumb and be out indefinitely.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2018
And we already know about Kyrie Irving (knee) and Jaylen Brown (concussion), who are both out indefinitely for the time being.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says of Jaylen Brown (concussion), “He’s making a lot of progress but I don’t anticipate him being on the court this week.”— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 11, 2018
#NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says Kyrie Irving’s knee is feeling about the same today as it did yesterday. “I would assume that we would tread slowly,” the coach says regarding Kyrie’s expected return.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 12, 2018
Then there’s Shane Larkin (knee), who is playing under limited minutes.
Things aren’t looking too good for the Celtics down the stretch right now.
The C’s have Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards coming to town on Wednesday. Then on Friday they’ll be heading down south to take on the Orlando Magic. And to close out the weekend they’ll be taking on Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.
Currently the Celtics sit in the number two spot in the Eastern Conference, trailing only the Toronto Raptors by 3.5 games with 15 games to play. So with this current run of injuries, the C’s need to find a way to piece things together to remain one of the top contenders for the East Title.
UP NEXT: The Celtics (45-21) will welcome the Washington Wizards (38-29) to the TD Garden Wednesday night for a primetime matchup. Catch the call of the game with Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell, live on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Pre-game coverage begins at 7:30 p.m., with tip-off set for 8:00 p.m.
— By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com
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