Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  16 responses

Avery Bradley May Be Out for Remainder of the Playoffs

According to the Boston Globe and Herald, Avery Bradley and his injured left shoulder have played their last game this season: “According to a source, Bradley will definitely need surgery to repair his damaged left shoulder, and there’s a good chance he won’t play again in the playoffs. He has missed the last two games, including last night’s 82-75 Game 6 loss to the Sixers. ‘It’s frustrating,’ Bradley said. ‘All I can do is try to get stronger.’ [...] Bradley has missed the past two games with soreness in both shoulders, and the team’s brass along with Bradley’s representatives appear close to deciding to sit him for the remainder of the playoffs. Celtics coach Doc Rivers called Bradley’s injury ‘day to day’ but said he was not sure when he would return. Bradley, the source said, will make the ultimate decision, so there is a slight possibility he could return, but the question is whether the organization would allow one of its top young players to play under such circumstances. ‘He’s looking at surgery in the face,’ the source said, adding that if Bradley did further damage to the shoulder, he could take one year to recover.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    tough break, not worth risking sitting out a year

  • Björn Atli

    bad news for everybody looking forward to Bradley hounding Dwyane Wade

  • Heals

    Injuries just put too many holes in the C’s championSHIP run…

  • vtrobot

    Big loss for those thoroughly banged up C’s. Thanks for a great season, Avery.

  • LA Huey

    Seems like Boston’s snake bitten as well. It’s overlooked because Blazers are so much worse and Boston’s old but the injuries even get to players that are relatively young as well (Marquis, Perk, Rondo, now Avery)

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Thta’s a huge blow. Especially if they meet Miami in the ECF.

  • MeloMan15

    Miami’s road keeps getting easier

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY05

    ^^ Easier to what? A loss in the Finals…. again? Let’s also remember Miami’s gotta get past Indiana first.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Did I miss something? I read both shoulders injured then I see surgery in the face…

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    unless its saying he’s seriously considering surgery…

  • patrick

    Marquis Daniels is just as good as Bradley imo…id start him.
    And 2ndly, how the beep did he injure his shoulders in the first place??

  • MeloMan15

    the finals… They will get by indiana, and they’re too young and athletic for the celtics…. I do think the two west teams are better, but because of Miami’s easier road they should be better rested for the finals

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtime

    Stop it@kholiday Heat are gettin past indy u need a superstar when it gets real & indy doesnt have that right now..the end

  • ash

    Avery is a great defender. Too bad he’s hurt Celtics could of used him last night. They can still get past 76ers and Miami but I doubt they will get past Miami. @nIQ he’s been hurt this entire series. Both shouders

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    haha niq, surgery in the face

  • jose

    @ KHOLIDAY05: “Let’s also remember Miami’s gotta get past Indiana first.” Check . . .lol . . .sorry, had to do it. And Boston has given MIA trouble all season, so it makes me suspect that this potential matchup will be a challenge