It appears that the Boston Celtics are finally getting Al Horford back in action, as the Celtics announced on Saturday that the 32-year-old big has been upgraded to ‘probable’ for Sunday’s home game against the Charlotte Hornets.
#NEBHInjuryReport vs. Charlotte tomorrow:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 22, 2018
Aron Baynes (left fourth metacarpal fracture) - OUT
Al Horford (patellofemoral pain syndrome) - PROBABLE
Marcus Morris (right knee soreness) - QUESTIONABLE
On the shelf for the last seven games with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee, the Celtics have sorely missed Horford’s on-court presence, especially as their frontcourt depth has been eviscerated with injuries to Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris.
Without those players available, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has been left to rely on Semi Ojeleye, Daniel Theis, Robert Williams III and even Guerschon Yabusele (last night, for example) far more than he’d like.
Horford has appeared in 22 games for the Celtics this season, averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 30 minutes per game.