The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Dolphins game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DOUBTFUL: CB Marquice Cole (finger).
QUESTIONABLE: S Patrick Chung (shoulderhamstring), G Dan Connolly (back), CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstringknee), DB Nate Ebner (hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (forearmhip), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstringshoulder), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), DT Kyle Love (knee), G Logan Mankins (anklecalf), LB Jerod Mayo (elbow), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), LB Mike Rivera (ankle), OT Nate Solder (abdomen), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), CB Aqib Talib (hip), OT Sebastian Vollmer (backknee), WR Wes Welker (ankle), LB Tracy White (elbow).
OUT: WR Davone Bess (back).
QUESTIONABLE: CB Nolan Carroll (knee), G Josh Samuda (shoulder), DT Randy Starks (not injury related).
PROBABLE: WR Armon Binns (groin), S Chris Clemons (ankle), LB Karlos Dansby (biceps), WR Brian Hartline (back), S Reshad Jones (hip), LB Koa Misi (ankle), CB Sean Smith (knee).
The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DL Jabaal Sheard (knee)
TE Ladarius Green (concussion/illness)
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
RB Le'Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bay (illness)
DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
WALTHAM, Mass. – The right Achilles’ strain that has kept Avery Bradley out of five of the Celtics’ past six games, will continue to keep the 6-foot-2 guard sidelined.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Bradley will not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Stevens added that no additional tests have been taken and the Achilles’ itself is structurally fine.
“He’s got a lot of soreness around it, and that’s one of those things you have to be ultra-careful with,” said Stevens, who later added that Bradley would not practice with the team today. “When he [Bradley] came back, he said he felt a lot better, and then he played and the next day he practiced. We didn’t do anything live but he did a lot of cutting and did not feel near as good. That’s why he didn’t play Wednesday.”
The absence of Bradley was clearly felt in a 117-106 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday, a game in which Knicks guard Derrick Rose – the man Bradley would have likely spent defending most of the game – scored 30 points.
This season, all-NBA first team defender is the Celtics’ No. 2 scorer at 17 points per game along with averaging a team-best 6.9 rebounds.
In addition, Bradley is shooting a career-best 40.9 percent from 3-point range, as well as dishing out 2.4 assists per game, which also represents a career-high for the 26-year-old.