When last we saw Avery Bradley, he was leaving the court in agony after injuring his shoulder for the umpteenth time last season. Over the offseason he has had surgery on both shoulders to not only repair the damage, but to insure that this doesn't happen again.
CSNNE reports that since the surgeries, Bradley has regained some of the range of motion that he lost with the injuries to his shoulders during the season. He doesn't, however, have any timetable as to when he will return to the court.
"I don't know anything," Bradley told CSNNE.com in a phone interview. "They just want me to get healthy. That's all they really tell me. They don't really give me time frames."
Here's Danny Ainge's thoughts on Bradley's return:
"We know there's a possibility that Avery won't be able to play the first month of the season," Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com. "So we have to be prepared for that. You never know how these things play out; will it be a month? Or two months? I don't think it'll be much longer than that, or he could be back sooner. You try to build a roster where you can get by with any injury, that can sustain you through a short period of time."
Even with the loss of Ray Allen, the Celtics are very strong at the 2. In Courtney Lee and Jason Terry, the Celtics have two quality players who can not only fill in for Avery, but challenge him for his spot in the starting lineup. They also have Dionte Christmas and Keyon Dooling who can also play the position and give the Celtics good minutes off the bench. My guess is that, with competition for his spot very stiff, Avery will be back sooner, rather than later.
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