Marcus Thornton "close" to returning, Jared Sullinger's return uncertain

Reserve guard Marcus Thornton has been nursing a torn calf muscle over the past few weeks and it seems his return is imminent. According to Jay King of, Thornton practiced yesterday but did not participate in all of the drills. The Celtics tweeted an update regarding his availability for tomorrow's contest against Sacramento:

Marcus chipped in his two cents on the matter as well:

Jared Sullinger sprained his ankle in Washington on Saturday and said he did not expect to miss any games. However, Brad Stevens vague comments sounded as though he may be out for a brief period:

"I don't think it's a long, long-term injury," head coach Brad Stevens said Monday. "But I don't know what the means this week."

Stay tuned for injury updates for Thornton and Sullinger as the Celtics prepare for a visit from the Kings at 1 PM Eastern tomorrow.