The Boston Celtics announced on Thursday afternoon that center Al Horford will miss his seventh straight game on Friday when the team takes on the Milwaukee Bucks.
#NEBHInjuryReport for tomorrow vs Milwaukee:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 20, 2018
Aron Baynes (left fourth metacarpal fracture) - OUT
Al Horford (patellofemoral pain syndrome) - OUT
Marcus Morris (right knee soreness) - QUESTIONABLE
Horford has been dealing with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee over the last few weeks. Brad Stevens said earlier this week that the 32-year-old is making progress, but the team will continue to take their time as he works his way back. Horford has been participating in some on-court work prior to games, but is still not ready to re-enter the lineup.
Marcus Morris missed Wednesday night’s game with some right knee soreness and was officially listed as questionable for Friday’s matchup with the Bucks. Shortly before tip-off on Wednesday, Morris said that he expects to be back on the floor come Friday night. General Manager Danny Ainge joined Toucher and Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub this morning, re-affirming Morris’ thoughts by saying he expects the forward to be good to go against Milwaukee.
With the recent loss of Aron Baynes, the Celtics will need all the help they can get in the frontcourt, especially with Giannis Antetokounmpo coming to town tomorrow night. Look for Daniel Theis and Robert Williams to see plenty of action against Milwaukee.
The Celtics and Bucks tip off on Friday night from TD Garden at 8:00 PM EST.