Oft-injured Celtics rookie Romeo Langford appears to have suffered another malady on Sunday. Langford was in his first game back on the court with the Maine Red Claws and landed awkwardly on his right leg after a layup attempt:
Here's the drive where Langford appeared to injured his ankle. Was helped off the floor following the play. Had 14 points in 17 minutes before the injury. pic.twitter.com/oFgDPtM5bJ— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) December 1, 2019
It appears Langford injured his right ankle or foot on the play. He needed to be carried off the court and was not putting any weight on his right foot/leg. Before getting hurt, Langford had scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting off the Red Claws bench.
This is now the fifth different ailment Langford has dealt with since being drafted in June. The Celtics drafted Langford knowing he was coming off torn ligaments in his right thumb. Langford suffered the torn ligament in his shooting-hand during his freshman season at Indiana, but chose to play through the injury. That decision hurt his shooting percentages and may have caused him to slip to Boston in the draft. Langford was held out of Summer League to allow him to continue to heal from the thumb injury.
As the Celtics started training camp, Langford was dealing with a groin injury that kept him sidelined for the early days of camp. Later in the preseason Langford suffered a sprained right knee in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The sprained knee kept him sidelined for approximately a month. Then, in his initial assignment to Maine, Langford sprained his right ankle in mid-November in a game against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. That injury kept Langford sidelined for about two weeks, before he played and was injured again today.
To this point, Langford’s professional career consists of less than a minute of playing time in one NBA game, one full NBAGL game and two partial NBAGL games. To say he’s been snake-bit with injuries to start his professional career would be an understatement.