Rookie guard Romeo Langford made a surprise appearance in the first quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
But his outing lasted all of 81 seconds.
Langford, who hadn’t played since Game 5 of the Boston Celtics series versus the Toronto Raptors, came in for Marcus Smart midway through the opening frame and quickly exited due to a right adductor strain. The Celtics said he was doubtful to return to the game.
Romeo Langford is doubtful to return with a right adductor strain. Played 81 seconds. #Celtics #Heat— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) September 17, 2020
Langford’s injury could have come on this possession when he had the difficult assignment of trying to guard Jimmy Butler. After Butler’s drive, Langford looks in obvious pain and is even doubled over for a moment as it looks he grabs his groin area.
That's the wrist that Brad Stevens hinted may need surgery after the season is over https://t.co/ZTlHzwPCPW— John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) September 17, 2020
Langford was already playing with torn ligaments in his wrist this postseason and the rookie just can’t seem to get away from the injury bug.