Just when it seemed like the Boston Celtics were finally getting back to full health, they were dealt another blow.
Kemba Walker missed practice Thursday due to flu-like symptoms and his status for Friday night’s matchup with the Atlanta Hawks is uncertain. Walker was running a 103-degree fever and NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely reported Walker as questionable versus the Hawks, while other reporters noted that Walker will be a game time decision.
Kemba Walker (flu-like symptoms) did not practice today, is questionable for #Hawks game on Friday. Jaylen Brown (sickness) was back with the team practicing, likely to play vs Atlanta,— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) January 2, 2020
Walker, who is averaging 22.5 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game, has missed just one game this season and it can be anticipated that the Celtics will be careful with their star point guard, especially against a team like the Hawks, which sport a 7-27 record.
Jaylen Brown was back at practice after missing the C’s latest game in Charlotte due to a sinus infection. All indications are Brown will play tomorrow night.
For the Hawks, Trae Young is expected to play after missing the last two games with a sprained ankle according to Sports Illustrated’s Ben Ladner.