By the day, it feels as if the Boston Celtics injury report only gets longer.
The Celtics had six players end up on the injury report ahead of their matchup with the Orlando Magic Wednesday, including Daniel Theis, who won’t be available to play due to a right ankle sprain. Theis suffered the injury in the second half in Monday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks. Theis did return to the bench after going straight into the locker room to be checked by the C’s medical staff, but Theis didn’t go back into the game as Brad Stevens said his ankle swelled up pretty bad.
#NEBHInjuryReport tomorrow vs Orlando:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 4, 2020
Kanter (right hip contusion) - PROBABLE
Hayward (right calf contusion) - PROBABLE
Smart (right quad contusion) - QUESTIONABLE
Theis (right ankle sprain) - OUT
Walker (left knee soreness) - QUESTIONABLE
R Williams (left hip bone edema) - OUT
The Celtics will still be without Robert Williams, who is progressing in his recovery from a left hip bone edema, while Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker are both listed as questionable due to minor injuries. Smart sat out against the Hawks due to a right quad contusion that he sustained in Saturday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers. For Walker, he has missed two straight games already as a result of left knee soreness.
Gordon Hayward has dealt with his own share of aliments — some serious, some nagging — that have caused him to miss 16 games already this season and he was back on the injury report with a right calf contusion, but is probable to play when the Magic come to town.
Enes Kanter, who in his first contest back in Atlanta after a five-game absence played 16 minutes and tallied eight points and nine rebounds, is also probable to play as he deals with a left hip contusion.