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Melo was in Waltham yesterday with the team and it sounds like he's healthy. He'll rack up mileage this month between Maine and Boston as the Celtics enjoy a home-heavy schedule this month.
Apparently, #Celtics rookie Fab Melo passed his final concussion test today, which means he's headed back to Maine. Not a surprise.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) January 11, 2013
With the Celtics playing the next seven out of ten games in January at the Garden and the Maine Red Claws playing eight games either in Portland or on the road in Springfield, it makes perfect sense to send Fab down to the minors this month. I wouldn't be surprised if he suits up as the 13th man for a couple games in Boston; with Wilcox and Collins dealing with injuries, his size on the bench might be needed. The life of a young professional basketball player: triple doubles in the D-League, DNP's in the majors...