Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum #0 and Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics react during the second half of a game in the play-in tournament against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on May 18, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jayson Tatum left Game 2 of the Celtics series against the Nets with an eye injury. With Game 3 approaching, it doesn’t look like he’ll deal with any lingering issues, but it now looks like another starter’s availability could be in question.

Speaking with the media Thursday afternoon, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters Tatum’s eye is “feeling good.” The team expects Tatum to play in Game 3.

Tatum wasn’t included on Thursday’s injury report. However, the team did list point guard Kemba Walker as ‘questionable’ with a ‘left knee medical bone bruise.’

Walker has been battling chronic knee issues for the last year and a half. He missed the first month of this season while recovering from a procedure, and then the team held him out of back-to-backs in order to keep him fresh for the postseason. He’s played in every playoff game so far, averaging 28.5 minutes a contest.

Game 3 between the Celtics and Nets tips off Friday night at TD Garden. Pregame coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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