The official Boston Celtics' injury report is out for tonight's matchup against the Miami Heat, and two of the Celtics' bigger men are on it. As expected, Marcus Morris will miss his seventh consecutive game because of a lingering knee ailment. Daniel Theis, who broke his nose last week versus the Utah Jazz, is listed as questionable for the matchup.
Per #Celtics, Daniel Theis (broken nose) is questionable for Wednesday night's game vs the Miami Heat. Marcus Morris (sore knee) is ruled out.
Theis' facial injury isn't breaking news. The actual injury occurred three games ago, and Daniel was active in the two tilts that followed the Utah game. He wore a protective face mask in those games, but was still fairly effective when he played. Brad Stevens allowed him 15.5 minutes of floor time in those games, where he averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.
Theis' absence is unexpected, and while he's available for the game and only listed as questionable on the injury report, his unavailability is almost certain. According to Brad, Theis will have some work done on the nose today.
Brad Stevens says Daniel Theis will have his nose reset tomorrow and will miss Wednesday’s game vs. Miami. He should be available to play Thursday in New York. #NEBHInjuryReport
Morris' unavailability was planned, as he's been dealing with a knee injury since the preseason. Last weekend, Morris had a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection, which is just a batch of the his own blood shot into the ailing area, intended to help heal the tissue around Morris' knee. PRPs usually cause soreness at the injection site for a few days afterward, but it seems like Morris will be back on the court shortly, and then used similarly to how he has been all season: playing some games and missing others for rest purposes.
Brad Stevens say Marcus Morris (knee) had a PRP injection Saturday and is feeling better. “He’ll ramp up basketball in the next couple of days w/ the hope of playing sooner rather than later, on an on-and-off schedule.” #NEBHInjuryReport