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Thornton (calf) will likely be sidelined for a few weeks due to a small tear in his left calf.

Thornton suffered what was initially believed to be a strained calf during Friday's practice, but after further evaluation it appears the guard sustained a minor tear. The team will likely shut him down for a few weeks, which should open up additional minutes for Evan Turner and Marcus Smart off the bench.

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Thornton suffered a strained calf in practice Sunday and will not play Monday against the Sixers.

He will not travel with the team, making his status for Monday set in stone. It's not clear how serious the strain is, but his next chance to return will be at home on Wednesday. Expect teammates Avery Bradley and Evan Turner to pick up most of Thornton's available minutes.

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Thornton scored 16 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3P, 1-2 FT) with two rebounds in just 19 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

He's been the absolute definition of hot and cold recently, scoring five, 21, three and now 16 points over the last four games. Until Thornton can start providing more consistent production though, he's a hard guy to roster in most fantasy formats.

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Thornton (ankle) returned from a one-game absence with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt) in 18 minutes in the loss to the Cavaliers on Friday.

In his return to the court, Thornton played 18 minutes, which was his second most of the season. He remains a low-ceiling player unless he earns (or is given) more minutes.

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Thornton (ankle) will be active and available for Friday's game against the Cavaliers, Comcast SportsNet reports.

Thornton has been dealing with a twisted ankle, and had to sit out Wednesday's game against the Thunder. He'll be available Friday, and it seems he'll probably get around 10 to 15 minutes of time if he's not held to limited minutes in his return.

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Thornton (ankle) went through a full practice Thursday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.

Thornton, who missed Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City, appears on track to return Friday when the Celtics host Cleveland. The veteran has scored in double-figures just twice in six games this season and is averaging 13.8 minutes after playing more than 24 minutes per game as a member of the Nets and Kings last season.

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Thornton (ankle) won't play Wednesday against the Celtics, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.

Thornton was considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, but the team decided to rule him out beforehand rather than wait. This likely indicates his ankle isn't up to snuff, and that his status for Friday's game against the Heat will be in question as well.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 1 Month

Thornton (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday against Oklahoma City, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN reports.

Thornton is dealing with a twisted ankle and is essentially a game-time call in advance of Wednesday's game. The 27-year-old is averaging 6.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in only 13.8 minutes per game, so he's not much of a fantasy consideration in standard leagues.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 1 Month

Thornton has played in all five of Boston's games this season but has been limited off the bench to just 13.6 minutes on average.

Thornton has gave way to younger talent on Boston's roster this season and there's no reason to believe that will change over the course of the year. Unless injuries become a problem with the Celtics, Thornton will only be an option in deeper leagues.

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Thornton had a root canal earlier in the week, but will play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, CSN Northeast's A. Sherrod Blakely reports.

It's impressive that he won't miss a preseason game due to the root canal, and he should be considered healthy moving forward.