By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Romeo Langford’s rookie season is officially over, as the Celtics announced Thursday that Langford underwent successful surgery to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist.
The 14th overall pick from the 2019 NBA Draft, Langford’s first season in Boston was downright derailed by injuries, with this wrist ailment lingering before an adductor strain in Game 2 against the Heat put an end to his night after just a minute and change. (Langford was also drafted to the C’s while recovering from a thumb injury he played through during his 2018-19 season with Indiana.)
In action for 32 regular-season contests, the 6-foot-4 Langford averaged 11:33 per night, and shot 35 percent from the field, including 18.5 percent from deep with makes on just five of 27 tries from three-point range. Langford appeared in seven postseason games, too, totaling 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 46 minutes of play.
The good news for the Celtics is that the reinforcements have arrived, as Gordon Hayward returned to action in Game 3, while Javonte Green (knee) has been removed from the injury report entirely ahead of Wednesday’s Game 4.
The Celtics are currently down 2-1 in their third-round series with the Miami Heat.
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