Terry Rozier will miss the next week with an apparently minor knee issue.
The point guard, suffering from a bruised left knee during last Thursday’s win over Real Madrid, said he will be sidelined the rest of the week, indicating he will not play during the Celtics’ two-game exhibition swing through New York this week against the Nets and Knicks. "Just a bone bruise, that’s it, nothing serious, swelling," Rozier said before today’s practice. "I’m out for a couple of days, but I’m in the pool doing pool work, I’m on the bike, just slowly working back into it. I’m not playing for the rest of this week."
"It happened the second or third day of training camp," he said. "I was trying to go for the ball in the paint and I kind of slipped. I didn’t say nothing until we were in Madrid and I saw it start swelling up a bit. Lesson learned. I thought I could just get through it."
Apparently Stevens is planning on sitting "3 or 4 guys" just to allow some of the vets to recover from the jet-lag. So expect some unusual lineups and rotations this week.
In other news:
The Celtics got two players back at practice in Jerebko (illness) and Perry Jones (death in family). Jones left the team in Milan and returned to the states for the funeral of his cousin. Asked about the situation, Jones offered: "I can’t right now, I’d get too emotional. I’d rather not talk about it right now." Jones said his focus was on his family during his five days away from the team.