Brad Stevens plays down injury to Celtics’ 2019 lottery pick Romeo Langford
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens doesn’t appear to be too concerned with soon-to-be rookie guard Romeo Langford and his continued injury troubles. With Langford recently leaving a preseason game after spraining his right knee, Stevens commented on the former Indiana Hoosiers superstar’s latest setback and appeared frustrated yet a bit optimistic about the severity of the injury.
Langford slipped on what appeared to be a wet spot on the floor in the second half of Boston’s blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and went down awkwardly en route to injuring his right knee.
#NEBHInjuryReport Romeo Langford will be out for the remainder of the game with a right knee sprain.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 13, 2019
“I’m guessing he tweaked it,” Stevens recently told reporters, via Mass Live. “I’m guessing a sprain, but I don’t know. It’s not bad, bad. But who knows what that means for Tuesday.”
Langford notably missed time during this year’s installment of Summer League action while recovering from surgery that was necessary in order to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. He also missed the start of the preseason due to a lingering groin injury.
“It’s kind of frustrating,” Langford added, via Mass Live. “I finally get better, and then another little dumb injury. But it’s fine.”
The Celtics will most definitely need all hands on deck if Boston intends to compete in the Eastern Conference in 2019-20. In addition to Boston, the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors all remain in line to factor into the eventual playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, with each member of this group currently possessing a legitimate shot at earning the No. 1 seed.