WALTHAM – Basketball was nowhere near the front of the topic list today in Waltham. As injury updates were dominating the news wire, they were also dominating the discussions at practice.
More information about the Kyrie Irving nagging knee injury was at the top of the agenda until Brad Stevens entered the scrum with a bit of a shocker…
In addition to Irving, Horford, Brown and, of course, Gordon Hayward, Daniel Theis became the primary point of focus.
Stevens announce that the Celtics’ rookie will likely be out for the remainder of the season due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. He will undergo season-ending surgery.
As expected, Brad Stevens, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Morris touched upon the recent injury bug in Boston, with Theis’ knee being the main focus.
Stevens noted that they initially thought Theis’ injury was a knee-to-knee hit, but upon further investigation, they began to realize his knee buckled following the contact. The German big man is currently weighing surgical options.
In terms of Kyrie Irving, Stevens said that they’re “focused on making sure his knee feels as good as possible heading into April.” As for his status in the coming two weeks, Stevens said that remains uncertain.
Al Horford was not in Waltham today, as he continues to recover from an illness. All of this and more can be seen below.
PRACTICE REPORT (3/12/18):