Via the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy:
Second MRI on Bradley negative, with bone bruise new diagnosis. May be out another 2 weeks – http://t.co/1JBl60BMAI
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) March 6, 2014
Avery Bradley, who hasn’t been able to shake injuries and their subsequent surgeries his entire career, at least received some encouraging news today.
The Celtics guard learned that a second MRI taken on Wednesday of his problematic, swollen right ankle was negative.
Though originally diagnosed as a second sprain, the injury is now being called a bone bruise. According to Danny Ainge, the Celtics guard may be two weeks away from returning to action. The time frame marks an increase. The Celtics medical staff’s first two-week prognosis was two weeks ago.
But at least Bradley has been given permission to increase his workouts.
It appears Avery will continue to miss time with an ankle injury that’s been upgraded from an ankle sprain to a bone bruise. The fact that the MRI is negative is encouraging for everyone involved, but these nagging issues likely won’t bode well in Bradley’s plight for an $8 million yearly contract.
Say another team does offer Bradley around 7-8 million dollars. Would you consider drafting a guy like Exum or Smart and letting Bradley walk? Or would you rather pay up for the often injured ball-hound?