The Boston Celtics (40-16) updated their injury report prior to tonight’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies (34-21) at the TD Garden.
For the Celtics
Marcus Smart will most likely ride the injury report through All-Star break and that’s the best decision for him and the team. The ankle injury he suffered three weeks ago in Toronto is the same ankle he injured in the playoffs last year. He should take all the time he needs leading up to the playoffs.
Jaylen Brown is going to miss a few weeks with a facial fracture he suffered in Wednesday’s games vs the 76ers. Brown took an elbow to the face from his own teammate Jayson Tatum, as Boston’s duo went up for the same rebound.
Malcolm Brogdon is OUT with right achilles soreness, which was an ailment that had him on the injury report for the last game vs the Hornets.
Al Horford is considered to be day-to-day with knee swelling. He didn’t play in the last game against the Hornets. He’s available for todays game vs Memphis.
Jayson Tatum popped up on yesterday’s report with a non-COVID illness but still played vs the Hornets and scored 41-points along the way. Brad Stevens said the team will look for a balance when it comes to Tatum’s minutes and rest days.
Rob Williams has been dealing with an ankle injury on top of his other knee issues this season. He tweaked it in Detroit and missed a few games along the way since then. It’s worth monitoring as another potential ailment for Rob.
For the Grizzlies
Steven Adams is out with a PCL sprain in his knee and is looking to miss 3-5 weeks.
Jake LaRavia, David Roddy, Kenneth Lofton Jr., and Ziaire Williams have all been sent to the G League for assignment.
Luke Kennard is day-to-day with a calf injury, as the trade finally went through.
We’ll continue to monitor the injury report leading up to the early afternoon tipoff in Boston at 2:00 PM today.
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