This will be Horford’s second straight game sitting out after getting elbowed in the head by Hawks forward Kent Bazemore on Monday.
#NEBHInjuryReport Al Horford will continue to be listed as out due to the NBA’s concussion protocol.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 10, 2017
Danny Ainge went on Toucher and Rich of 98.5 The Sports Hub on Thursday and said that Horford’s concussion doesn’t appear to be as serious as the one he sustained last season that caused him to miss nine games, but that the Celtics will remain cautious in bringing him back to early.
In other injury news, the Celtics also announced that Jayson Tatum’s MRI on his right ankle came back negative, and that the rookie forward is listed as questionable for the Celtics’ game against the Hornets. Tatum exited Boston’s game against the Lakers Wednesday, and got X-rays on the ankle which showed no fractures or breaks.
#NEBHInjuryReport Jayson Tatum’s MRI results on his right ankle came back negative. He is questionable for tomorrow vs. Charlotte.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 10, 2017
The Celtics have won 10 straight games since starting the season 0-2 following Gordon Hayward’s season ending ankle injury. Brad Stevens’ squad continues to be bit by the injury bug, but they keep pushing forward and winning games. If Tatum misses Friday’s game against Charlotte, players like Semi Ojeleye and Daniel Theis will need to step up in his absence.