The Celtics will now that their decision to let their players play in the 2019 FIBA World Cup doesn't come back to hobble them when the games and camps get real for the Green, as Jayson Tatum suffered an apparent ankle sprain in Team USA's overtime win over Turkey on Tuesday.
Injured in the overtime frame of a 93-92 win for the USA, the good news is that Tatum spoke with reporters after the win (if it were a major scare, you'd have to think that they would have kept Tatum away from questioning), and seemed to think that a little treatment will go a long way.
"I gotta look at the video, but I think I just slipped and fell on it the wrong way," Tatum said after the win. "I feel better. Obviously it’s sore, but just get some treatment and see how I feel."
And according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens (and via the Boston Globe's Nicole Yang), who received a text from Tatum shortly after he suffered the injury, everything is going to be fine in regards to the C's young star.
Here in Boston, Brad Stevens on Jayson Tatum’s ankle injury: “It doesn’t sound like it’s too bad, which is good.”
— Nicole Yang (@nicolecyang) September 3, 2019
Tatum will be evaluated further tomorrow.