The Boston Celtics are hanging in there. Despite their poor play this season and their sub-.500 record, they are one spot out of the playoff picture right now. They have a chance to make a push and make the postseason. However, they will need to overcome injuries to do so. Here are your Celtics' injury updates.
- Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston says Avery Bradley is on pace to make his season debut tonight. Bradley has missed the entire season so far after having surgery on both shoulders in May. He won't provide a huge spark, but he will give coach Doc Rivers some options.
"Just like any other day," Bradley said before the team's practice. "I'm going to prepare today, we're going to go through practice, go over the plays, make sure I know what's going on. And tomorrow I'm just going to go out there and play as hard as I can, prepare like a regular game day for me."
- Forsberg also said Rajon Rondo is not likely to play tonight. While the Celtics were hoping for some good news yesterday on his condition, they did not get it. Rondo is battling a hip bruise and is listed as questionable for tonight's game. He did not practice yesterday.
"When you get beat down the court by a big, you know, it's frustrating," said Rondo. "But I'm OK; I'll be fine. It's nothing like I need surgery or anything. It's not that serious. It's just a bruise."The Celtics take on the impressive Memphis Grizzlies tonight in Boston. The Celtics are 14-16 and are desperately in need of a some wins.