Kemba Walker returned to Celtics practice today for the first time since receiving a stem cell injection in his left knee. He did not play in live action, which was four-on-four with only eight Celtics available to practice, but is inching closer to a return.
Danny Ainge said that he will not play against the Magic, with Boston still barely maintaining enough players to go forward after three postponements. Walker’s knee is strengthening though and Brad Stevens believes the plan went great and Walker looks closer to himself.
Brad Stevens talked about a week without basketball for the Boston Celtics as the team was overtaken by COVID cases and quarantines stemming from positive cases for Jayson Tatum and Robert Williams III. Eight Celtics returned to practice today, including Grant Williams and Tristan Thompson returning from their layoff, as Kemba Walker came back to practice for the first time this season.
The Celtics practiced for the first time since Jayson Tatum tested positive for COVID and remained limited with only Marcus Smart, Tremont Waters, Payton Pritchard, Grant Williams, Aaron Nesmith, Tristan Thompson and Tacko Fall available of a game with the Orlando Magic tomorrow. Kemba Walker practiced for the first time all season, but will not play on Friday.