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Marcus Morris gets PRP injection, Daniel Theis to miss game vs Heat

Two Celtic big men are making progress with their respective ailments

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The Boston Celtics announced injury updates for two of their rotational big men Monday before their match up with the Indiana Pacers.

Marcus Morris, who has missed the last five games with a knee injury he’s had since the beginning of the season, received a PRP injection in his left knee on Saturday.

The Celtics and Morris did not give a clear timetable for his return when they decided to sit him out for extended time, so it’s good to see that he’s making progress toward coming back sooner rather than later.

Daniel Theis took an elbow from Jazz forward Ekpe Udoh in Friday’s loss, but did not miss a game as he wore a mask the next night in Memphis. Brad Stevens said that Theis is scheduled to have his nose reset on Tuesday, and that he’ll miss the Celtics’ game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

In other news, Gordon Hayward is continuing his recovery with some film sessions with younger players on the team.

As MassLive’s Jay King points out, Hayward watching film of himself to see where he could improve could also be an avenue for him to show the rest of the team what they have coming back once he’s full strength again. Overall, there’s plenty of good news with the Celtics as they continue their rough stretch of games heading into the holidays.

Boston(25-7) is scheduled to to tip off in Indiana(17-13) at 7 p.m. EST