The Avery Bradley situation has gone from "he might play in Game 6" to "out for four months" in a blink… and that was solidified today at shoot around when word broke that Bradley would need surgery to repair his constantly dislocating left shoulder.
If you go back to the beginning of training camp, Bradley will be the fourth Celtic this season (Jeff Green, Chris Wilcox, Jermaine O'Neal) to have surgery, while two more (Ray Allen, Mickael Pietrus) will likely have surgery before the end of June.
You tell me, what team can survive six players having or needing surgery before the season ends?
Other practice notes:
- Keyon Dooling missed practice because he is sick.
- Greg Stiemsma's foot hurt so much he couldn't play the second half of Game 6. But he and Ray are feeling better.
So everyone's hurt but most guys will play and they'll worry about surgeries and recuperation later.
Say what you will on this team, but they're full of tough bastards that are playing through a whole lot more than most people would. They may be too beaten up to get much further in the playoffs, but they're not rolling over and using it as an excuse, that's for damn sure. You can be proud to be a fan of this team.