ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg caught up with Avery Bradley today at a promotional event:
“For any athlete, especially me being a young athlete, it’s hard for me to not to be able to wake up every day and play the game of basketball,” said Bradley, who visited the Dill family Tuesday to unveil the first of three home court makeover as part of a promotion with RE/MAX of New England. “It’s hard for me. I just have to take it day by day and let my body heal itself.”
But he patiently answers each question about his future and when exactly he’ll be ready, saying: “I’m just preparing to help my team. Whenever I need to be ready, I’ll be ready.”
“I’m just ready to do whatever my team needs me to do,” said Bradley. “I’m just going to be prepared and ready to go out there and do my role, and do whatever my team needs me to do to win games…
“I feel great,” said Bradley. “But I’m just taking it day by day. I’m trying to get healthy, so that I’m ready for my team.”
Pressed on his rehab, he said only, “I do whatever the trainers tell me I can do, and my doctors. I just take it day by day, don’t try to rush, and just let it heal.”
This is the second time this summer that Bradley has been asked for specifics about his injury and rehab time-table and responded with nothing.
It’s as if he enrolled in the New England Patriots school of dealing with the media.
While the lack of news is frustrating, Bradley is all-business. You gotta love this kid.