The Boston Celtics injury report for Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks remains lengthy, but also contains some good news. Kemba Walker was upgraded to questionable for the game. This is the first time Walker has been listed as anything but “out” for a game during the 2020-21 season.
Walker has been nearing his debut for a couple of weeks now, as he’s ramped up his practice activity. He was reportedly going to make his debut on Friday night when Boston hosted the Orlando Magic. Unfortunately, with the Celtics having been shut down for a week due to a coronavirus outbreak within the team, Walker’s debut was pushed back.
It’s likely Walker will go through an on-court workout prior to Sunday afternoon’s tilt vs New York. If everything checks out, he’ll probably make his season debut.
Jayson Tatum, Robert Williams and Carsen Edwards all remain out for Sunday’s game, as they are still in the health and safety protocols. Romeo Langford also remains out, as he recovers from wrist surgery.
Daniel Theis and Tacko Fall were new additions to the report. Theis has a right middle finger sprain. This seemingly occurred during Friday’s game against Orlando. Theis stayed in and finished the game, but was pulled early due to Boston’s big lead.
Fall seemed to roll his ankle a bit late in Friday’s blowout victory. He stayed in to finish the game as well.
Boston plays vs New York in a Sunday afternoon matinee at 1:00 PM ET.