Horton (concussion) 'day-to-day'


Horton (concussion) 'day-to-day'

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nathan Horton didnt finish Sundays game with the Philadelphia Flyers after falling victim to a head shot from Flyers winger Tom Sestito in the second period. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed on Monday that Nathan Horton had suffered a mild concussion and was doubtful for Tuesday nights game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Arena.

I dont have an official update other than I think its a mild concussion from what I saw and heard last night and talking to him today. These things are day-to-day so Id say hes day-to-day. Hes in that gray area between taking the impact testing and see how it is the next day and the following day. Then you make a determination. Hes in that gray area right now.

Meanwhile there has been no word from the NHL about a potential hearing or supplemental discipline for Sestito's blindside rush at Horton.

While it was good news that the concussion was mild in nature, head injuries are clearly a concern with Horton after his Stanley Cup Finals were cut short by a late hit from Vancouver Canucks forward Aaron Rome. With Horton doubtful for Tuesdays game, Zach Hamill would find his way back into the Bs lineup and Horton would have four days off around the NHL All-Star break to rest and recover.

Celtics-Bulls preview: C's quickly turn page to new-look Bulls


Celtics-Bulls preview: C's quickly turn page to new-look Bulls

BOSTON – Change is an inevitable when it comes to NBA rosters.

Just as the Boston Celtics significantly altered the outlook many had for them this season by signing Al Horford to a four-year, $113 million contract, they face a Chicago Bulls team tonight that has also undergone significant change.

The Bulls traded away one favorite son (Derrick Rose) and went about adding another in Dwyane Wade.

In addition to Wade, Chicago also signed former Celtic All-Star Rajon Rondo to join a team headlined by All-Star guard Jimmy Butler.

As easy as it could have been to worry about the struggles they had in disposing of the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, the Celtics knew they had to immediately turn the page and shift their focus towards a Chicago Bulls team that’s looking to start its season with a quality win over the Celtics.

“They’re a good team. They have great players over there,” said Jae Crowder. “They’re trying to figure it out. They’re going to be very excited to play of course. We have to take care of business, play the way we want to play and impose our will even more.”

One of the keys to knocking off the Bulls will be to get better play from their second unit.

Boston’s backups were outscored 58-40 but more significant than that was their inability to hold off the late-charging Nets which forced head coach Brad Stevens to bring his starters back on to the floor with about two minutes to play.

Among the reasons contributing to the bench’s ineffective play on Wednesday was the fact that Marcus Smart (left ankle sprain) was out.

Remember, Smart has been with the second unit for all of training camp minus the second half of their 121-96 preseason loss to the New York Knicks.

Crowder believes not having Smart, who will be out for another week or so, was indeed a factor in the second unit’s struggles.

“They trying to figure it out on the fly,” Crowder said. “With a few days of practice and probably one tough day of practice without him. It’s tough but they’re figuring it out. There’s no other way to figure it out but in a game. They’ll figure it out as soon as possible.”