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According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald Avery Bradley's MRI on Wednesday on his swollen right ankle came back negative.

Unfortunately, the Texas product will still be out a couple more weeks with what the team's medical staff is calling a bone bruise:
The Celtics guard learned that a second MRI taken on Wednesday of his problematic, swollen right ankle was negative.

Though originally diagnosed as a second sprain, the injury is now being called a bone bruise. According to Danny Ainge, the Celtics guard may be two weeks away from returning to action. The time frame marks an increase. The Celtics medical staff's first two-week prognosis was two weeks ago.

But at least Bradley has been given permission to increase his workouts.

"Avery had a good workout today," said Ainge. "The MRI showed that things are way better, and he can increase his workload. He's doing good. It's just a bone bruise with inflammation in his ankle."

This is probably bad news for Bradley, at least monetarily, who is a restricted free agent at the end of the season, but good news for The Celtics, whom it's rumored will match any off season offers the shooting guard receives.

It's also great news for tankologists who are hoping Boston lands one of the top five picks in the upcoming coveted draft. According to the aforementioned timetable Bradly would likely return against Brooklyn on the road on March 21st.

This C's would only have 13 games left on the schedule at this point and it's obviously going to take Avery some time to get back into rhythm once he does return.

Two of those games would be against the atrocious 76ers, however.

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Clint Corey 3/06/2014 06:45:00 PM Edit
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