Bradley may miss Wizards game after spraining ankle

Bradley may miss Wizards game after spraining ankle
January 22, 2014, 1:15 am
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MIAMI — The Boston Celtics were having a tough time with the Miami Heat early on, and it only got rougher following Avery Bradley going down with a sprained ankle injury.

The 6-foot-2 guard was unable to return as Boston went on to lose 93-86 to the Heat.

While it is unclear if Bradley will play in Wednesday's game against Washington, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens didn't sound too optimistic.

"He didn't seem like he was walking great," Stevens said. "If I had to guess, I'd say no (he won't play) but it would be a guess."

Bradley limped off the floor early in the second quarter and immediately headed to the locker room with team trainer Ed Lacerte next to him. Moments later, team officials said he would not return.

The 6-foot-2 guard, who has started in all 43 games this season, has had an injury-riddled career up to this point.

In his fourth season, the most games Bradley has played in a single season is 64.

Bradley has been able to stay healthy for the first time since coming into the NBA, which in part helps explain why he has had such a breakout season.

He came into Tuesday's game averaging a career-high 14.8 points per game.

Prior to the injury, Bradley had missed all three of his shot attempts while logging just seven minutes of action.