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Report: Marcus Morris to miss extended time with left knee injury

Morris’ nagging knee injury will cause the forward to miss extended time as the team figures out a solution

NBA: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

According to Shams Charania, Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris is expected to miss extended time due to his ongoing problems with his left knee.

Morris has missed 13 games this season so far due to a sore left knee. He has usually missed the second leg of back-to-backs, but the Celtics will pull him out completely to ensure his knee can heal all the way.

The timeline for his return is uncertain as of now, but Steve Bulpett said that it could be a few weeks until Morris returns to the rotation. In the meantime, the Celtics’ reserves will have to step up their game while the second unit’s best scorer is sidelined.

The Celtics are set to take on the Chicago Bulls without Morris, as well as Kyrie Irving, and possibly Al Horford. Rookie forwards Semi Ojeleye, Daniel Theis, Guerschon Yabusele, and Abdel Nader should have plenty of opportunity to get solid minutes over the next few weeks.