Several Celtics are dinged up or hurting somehow, so here's an update on them.
First of all, as you probably already know, Marcus Smart is out with another left leg injury.
Smart’s injury is the second he has suffered in his left foot region. He had just started looking spry after missing 10 games with a sprained left ankle. "Is there any connection (between the two injuries)? Not that I know of," Stevens said. "But it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a small relation."
Secondly, the other Marcus is hurt now too.
Marcus Thornton suffered a strained left calf during today's practice. He's out for Monday's game in Philly & will not travel with the team.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 14, 2014
But there is some good news on the guard front. Avery Bradley will be back for the next game.
Avery Bradley back at practice and ready to go after missing Friday with flu-like symptoms.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) December 14, 2014
And of course, there's still no timetable on Vitor Faverani.
Stevens said there was little update on second-year center Vitor Faverani. The team had hoped to have him back on the floor by mid-December with the goal of ramping up his basketball activities for a return to game action in the new calendar year. But that timeline might be moving back again. "He is getting a little bit better, which is good, and is increasing his workload, but not on the court yet," Stevens said.
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