Brad Stevens told reporters Wednesday ahead of Game 5 that Shane Larkin is out for tonight’s game and for the foreseeable future.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Shane Larkin (shoulder sprain) is “very, very sore,” says Brad Stevens. “He’s out for tonight and the foreseeable future, but imaging suggested that surgery probably won’t be needed.”— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 9, 2018
Larkin injured his shoulder in the first half of Game 4 after running into a screen from Joel Embiid. He immediately went to the locker room and did not return to the game.
Stevens and the Celtics will now have to deal with another injury to their main rotation. Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart are the remaining ball handlers on the roster, so Brad Stevens might have to change the starting lineup around.
The Celtics and Sixers tip off at 8 p.m. EST at TD Garden for Game 5 as Boston looks to close out the series.
BRAD STEVENS ON LARKIN INJURY: