Avery Bradley ‘Very Unlikely’ to Play the Rest of First Round

by April 17, 2016

The Celtics are about to be without a key piece for the rest of their first-round series with the Hawks. On Saturday, Avery Bradley strained his hamstring and he is “very unlikely” to play the rest of the series, according to head coach Brad Stevens.

From ESPN:

Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley is “very unlikely” to play the rest of Boston’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks after suffering a significant strained hamstring in Game 1, coach Brad Stevens said Sunday.


Bradley underwent an MRI on Sunday after suffering the injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s 102-101 loss in Atlanta.


Stevens said Saturday that Bradley heard a pop after landing awkwardly while defending a layup attempt by Hawks guard Jeff Teague with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Bradley said he “felt weird” after landing and collapsed to the ground clutching his hamstring while trying to run back up the court.


Boston’s medical staff tended to Bradley on the floor, then he needed to be helped off the court. He finished with 18 points in 33 minutes.