Aside from All-Star Jayson Tatum and big man Robert Williams III reportedly testing positive for the coronavirus, forcing Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams into quarantine for the next week as of Friday. Now the team will officially be without guard Jaylen Brown and forwards Semi Ojeleye and Javonte Green as well after being place in the league's safety and health protocol on Sunday, according to the Celtics' injury report.
#NEBHInjuryReport update (1/3):— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 10, 2021
Jaylen Brown (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Javonte Green (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Romeo Langford (Right Wrist Surgery) - OUT
#NEBHInjuryReport continued (3/3):— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 10, 2021
Kemba Walker (Left Knee Injury Recovery) - OUT
Grant Williams (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Robert Williams (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Jayson Tatum tested positive for COVID yesterday morning. Based on today's injury report, looks like it wasn't a false positive.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) January 10, 2021
With Kemba Walker (knee) and Romeo Langford (wrist) already out since the start of the season, this would leave the depth chart quite thin for coach Brad Stevens. This leaves Marcus Smart as the Celtics' best player, with a supporting cast that includes Jeff Teague, Payton Pritchard, Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards, Tacko Fall, Daniel Theis, and Aaron Nesmith.
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