Morris out, Theis IN tonight versus Heat

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.
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.

Regardless, Theis is excited for tonight's matchup.

UPDATE: It seems as though Theis will suit up and play versus Heat tonight.

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.

The Celtics will battle the Heat tonight in what is the first game of a back-to-back. Tomorrow they'll head to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks.

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