Tatum will not play against the Sixers tonight, as he returns from COVID-19. The Celtics updated their injury report and the All-Star forward is listed as "out" for the fourth straight game.
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Carsen Edwards (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Romeo Langford (Right Wrist Surgery) - OUT
Aaron Nesmith (Low Back Spasms) - QUESTIONABLE
Jayson Tatum (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
"The cardiac screening has to be done before you enter the gym and before you can do anything," said coach Brad Stevens. "I would never want to put somebody out there who hasn't gone through that. Then the minutes restriction is then decided by ... how many minutes were they playing prior to and what was their activity level during the 14 days, which is usually none."
"Everybody's in the same boat. Everybody has to maximize film sessions, walkthroughs, hotel and zoom sessions, and whatever the case may be," Stevens said. "Those guys, it's just making sure they get back from injury and making sure they're getting enough reps, because you don't practice a lot right now, but that's part of it. You never do during the regular season."
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