WASHINGTON D.C. - Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gave an injury update on Wednesday morning from the team’s shootaround at Georgetown University, saying that center Al Horford will remain out for at least a few more games. Unfortunately, the Celtics injury report is a lengthy one, so Stevens began his media availability with a question about the team’s “body count”.
“Kyrie is in, from what I’ve been told,” said Stevens. “Gordon is still sick and at home, so he will not play. And Al will be out. Al’s going to be out probably a few games to get this thing feeling a lot better. ... He’ll be out a little bit, but not too long.”
The Celtics head coach also spoke on the status of Aron Baynes, noting that he’s an important part of their currently-short depth at the five. “Well we don’t have a lot of depth at the five if Baynes can’t play,” Stevens said. “Baynes is going to go through our workout and we’ll see. I’d say that he’s, at the very best, questionable. We do not have a lot of depth there, but we have two good players in Daniel (Theis) and Rob (Williams) that can fill minutes, but obviously having three guys out at that position is pretty unique.”
Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder is “ok”, adding that he sat out Monday’s game vs New Orleans to give it a day of rest. Irving added that he has not gotten any imaging done at this point, and it’s not that serious, but he still isn’t at 100 percent. “It’s manageable, so (I’ll) just go out and play.”
The Celtics and Wizards tip-off from Capital One Arena tonight at 7:00 PM EST.
Check out everything Stevens, Horford, and Irving had to say at this morning’s shootaround: