It was going to be difficult for Boston Celtics rookie Romeo Langford to crack the playoff rotation.
But even if Langford does get some minutes in his first postseason, he’ll need to play through a wrist injury while on the court.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens revealed Saturday in his press conference with the media that Langford has torn ligaments in his right wrist making him questionable for the playoffs.
Stevens said that Langford will be considered questionable going forward. Celtics and Langford are still evaluating his status moving forward. https://t.co/9HtjSinLod— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) August 15, 2020
It’s a tough break for the No. 14 overall pick in last year’s NBA draft as Langford dealt with torn ligaments in his right thumb during his only season at Indiana. Langford left the Celtics final seeding game versus the Washington Wizards on Thursday and did not return, and Stevens left his status in doubt for the team’s upcoming opening round series against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Langford may be able to play through the pain but Stevens hinted that surgery may be an option in the future for the 20-year-old saying that Langford will have to “do something about that in some time.”
Romeo Langford has torn ligaments in his wrist. He will have to "do something about that in some time" per Stevens. They are still determining next steps and they don't know if he'll have to take time off down the road or if he is out now.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) August 15, 2020
It’s been an underwhelming rookie campaign for Langford, who also battled a series of minor ailments to start the season. Langford flashed his potential in the NBA restart, especially as a defender, and played 30 minutes while scoring six points to go along with four rebounds and four assists in the loss to the Wizards.