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Romeo Langford in concussion protocol vs. Magic

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Langford might be the unluckiest Celtic of the last few years.

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Romeo Langford was a late addition to the injury report before tipoff against the Magic. Per the Celtics, Langford has been placed in the league’s concussion protocol and will miss the game in Orlando after bumping heads in practice yesterday. He travelled with the team, but dealt with a headache all day today.

“Hopefully, he feels better soon,” Brad Stevens said.

Stevens also updated Jaylen Brown’s status heading into Friday’s game with the Bulls. He did not travel with the team to Florida, but could meet them in Chicago.

Langford has seemingly been supplanted by rookie Aaron Nesmith over the last two weeks as the second wing off the bench. After a five-game stretch when he played 22, 32, 19, 4, and 22 minutes, he’s received two DNP’s and 14 minutes Sunday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Nesmith, on the other hand, has seen his playing time increase over the last week, finding ways to score in a secondary role in a way that has escaped Langford this season in part due to his recovery from wrist surgery, COVID-19, and now a concussion.