UPDATE: Per the team’s Wednesday injury report, Romeo Langford is OUT for the Celtics game against the Mavericks.
The Boston Celtics upgraded Romeo Langford to “questionable” for Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, marking one step closer to the second-year forward’s return to game action.
Elsewhere on Tuesday’s injury report, Jaylen Brown is also upgraded to questionable with a left hip contusion. Semi Ojeleye (left side strain) and Tristan Thompson (health & safety protocol) are both ruled out for Wednesday.
Langford originally entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol on March 10, after previously returning to practice and being cleared to play for the Celtics. He missed the first 36 games of the 2020-21 regular season prior to that as he recovered from surgery to repair a broken wrist. The 2019 first-round pick played 32 games as a rookie in 2019-20, averaging 7.7 points per 36 minutes while shooting 35 percent from the field.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens will speak to reporters around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the game against the Mavs. Catch the call of the game at 7:30 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting with pregame at 7.