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Ty Jerome of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball while under pressure from Romeo Langford of the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Garden on April 27, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Getting on the floor was a long process for second-year Celtics guard Romeo Langford this season. Between rehab from a broken wrist and a case of COVID-19, he was unable to make his debut until early April. He’s been effective when on the floor, but unfortunately has suffered another setback with the playoffs just around the corner.

Before Wednesday’s game against the Magic, the Celtics announced Langford will not play in the game, and has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol. Langford sustained the injury after he “bumped heads” with a teammate during practice, Brad Stevens said during his pregame media availability.

In his 14 games this season, Langford has made three starts and has played 15 minutes per game. He’s averaging just two points and two rebounds per contest, but his contributions have mainly been on the defensive end of the floor.

Langford isn’t the only player the Celtics will be missing Wednesday night. Jaylen Brown is dealing with a sprained ankle, and did not make the trip to Orlando. According to Stevens, his status for Friday’s game in Chicago is still up in the air.

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