WALTHAM - The Boston Celtics held practice on Monday afternoon less than 24 hours after losing to the Indiana Pacers by a score of 99-97. It was announced just before the end of practice that the Celtics would be without big man Daniel Theis for the remainder of the season due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. He will undergo season-ending surgery.
As expected, Brad Stevens, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Morris touched upon the recent injury bug in Boston, with Theis’ knee being the main focus.
Stevens noted that they initially thought Theis’ injury was a knee-to-knee hit, but upon further investigation, they began to realize his knee buckled following the contact. The German big man is currently weighing surgical options.
In terms of Kyrie Irving, Stevens said that they’re “focused on making sure his knee feels as good as possible heading into April.” As for his status in the coming two weeks, Stevens said that remains uncertain.
Al Horford was not in Waltham today, as he continues to recover from an illness. All of this and more can be seen below.
PRACTICE REPORT (3/12/18):