Avery Bradley G BOS 21 Hrs
Coach Brad Stevens said on Friday that Avery Bradley could return to action by the end of next week.
He has increased his work load in practice with the team. Friday night will be his 10th game in row out of the lineup and the Celtics will start Jerryd Bayless again tonight. Based on Stevens' statement, Bradley might be looking at a target date of Mar. 14 against the Suns. He's had his best year as a pro, but fantasy owners don't need to stash him until he has a firm return date.
Avery Bradley G BOS 2 Days
Avery Bradley's second MRI on his swollen right ankle came back negative, and he's been diagnosed with a bone bruise.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that Bradley may not return to action for two weeks, much longer than his initial timetable, but he has been cleared to ramp up his activity. "Avery had a good workout [on Thursday]," said Ainge. "The MRI showed that things are way better." Jerryd Bayless will continue to start at SG in Bradley's continued absence.
Avery Bradley G BOS 4 Days
Avery Bradley will get an MRI on his ankle on Wednesday.
Bradley told coach Brady Stevens that his ankle felt much better than the last time he injured it, but his MRI results will dictate when he is able to return. Bradley has missed the Celtics' last eight games and will continue to cede minutes to Jerryd Bayless and Chris Johnson until he is able to return. Stay tuned.
Avery Bradley G BOS 10 Days
Avery Bradley (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.
He's feeling better and has a chance to play on Saturday night. The Celtics will start Jerryd Bayless at shooting guard due to all the injuries on their team. Bradley is a fringe player to stash for now.
Avery Bradley G BOS 18 Days
Updating a previous report, Avery Bradley (ankle) will miss the entirety of the Celtics' current four-game road trip.
He aggravated his sprained and bruised ankle upon returning to action in early February, and this latest update rules him out until at least Feb. 26. He's probably not worth holding onto in most leagues, while guys like Chris Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Jerryd Bayless will all pick up some slack in his continued absence.
Avery Bradley G BOS 18 Days
Avery Bradley (ankle) did not travel with the Celtics for Wednesday's game in Phoenix.
It's unclear whether he may join the team as they continue with the rest of their four-game trip, but fantasy owners should assume the worst until a return date is targeted. Gerald Wallace may earn another start in his absence, with more minutes also available for Jerryd Bayless, Chris Johnson and Phil Pressey.
Avery Bradley G BOS 23 Days
Avery Bradley (ankle) could miss games after the All-Star break.
After Wednesday's loss to the Spurs, Celtics coach Brad Stevens divulged that Bradley had re-sprained his ankle on Sunday and that he may miss games after the break. If Bradley does miss games after the break, Jerryd Bayless and Phil Pressey would continue to enjoy a value bump while Chris Johnson would likely see more minutes as well.
Avery Bradley G BOS 24 Days
Avery Bradley (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.
He had an MRI on Wednesday which confirmed he re-sprained his ankle. Coach Brad Stevens said he's not sure of a target date for Bradley, so he could miss time after the break. Gerald Wallace will get the start again while Chris Johnson should help off the bench.
Avery Bradley G BOS 25 Days
Avery Bradley (ankle) considers himself highly doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
An initial MRI revealed Bradley has an ankle sprain and a bone bruise. The defensive stopper will undergo another MRI on Tuesday as he hasn't been able to shake an injury first sustained on Jan. 21. On Wednesday, look for the Celtics to ride with Gerald Wallace as their starting two-guard once again. He's averaging 8.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.9 steals in seven starts at that spot this season.