Young doesn't tell staff about injury, aggravates it, now week-to-week

Well, I guess the title says it all, but for more details, let's turn to the report by Steve Bulpett of Boston Herald:

“Yeah,” said Young after getting pregame treatment last night. “I’m still learning. I guess I should have talked to Ed (Lacerte, the trainer) right away as soon as it happened, but I’m still learning.”

As for how it went down, the 6-foot-6 wing said, “I was stretching before the game, and I felt a few pops in my leg. But it’s nothing serious.

“I just wanted to go out there and play. I didn’t really feel it until the second half. During halftime I put some heat on it and kept playing. I was just going off adrenaline, so I really didn’t feel it.

“The next day when I woke up, that’s when I really felt it and had to ice it. It was really stiff, sore. I couldn’t walk that much. It was hard to extend my leg.”

This is the second injury suffered by Young in a 3-month stretch, and this might raise a yellow flag for some. However, Young is, well, young (sorry I couldn't resist that anymore). A 19-year-old kid is supposed to be slightly careless and overconfident. He was excited to play for the Celtics against the Sixers, and he played well. Through pain, too. If anything, that shows his competitive spirit.

However, it is also true that a concussion (due to a car accident where he couldn't hit the brakes on time) and an aggravated injury due to improper care is also an indicator that Young is a bit careless. Yet again, he is 19 years old. As long as he learns from his mistakes (and the Celtics provide a great environment for that), this love for the game and competitive spirit will be another plus on his resume.

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