Mickael Pietrus was cleared to travel and will return to Boston for further evaluation following a hard fall to the floor in last night’s game against Philadelphia. Pietrus has a possible concussion, but it appears he did not suffer any serious injuries. He will undergo more tests to rule out any additional health problems.
Avery Bradley, who injured his ankle last night, said he hopes to be ready to go tomorrow against Washington. There is no word on Ray Allen’s status for tomorrow. Allen sat out with is own ankle injury.
This is a tough time for Boston to be missing three key players. There are only 19 games left in the regular season, and the Celtics are right in the middle of a fight to make the playoffs. They still sit in seventh place of the East standings, but after last night’s loss, they are one and a half games back of the 76ers for first place in the Atlantic Division.
If the season ended today, Boston would have a date with the Miami Heat. They need to put up a strong finish and try and get ahead of Philadelphia, or else it could spell any early exit from the playoffs.