Bradley, Sullinger return to Celtics practice

Bradley, Sullinger return to Celtics practice
April 8, 2014, 12:15 pm
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WALTHAM, Mass. — The Celtics remain a short-handed bunch heading into Wednesday's game against Atlanta, but they are on pace to get a couple familiar faces back in the lineup.

Avery Bradley (Achilles' tendon) and Jared Sullinger (thigh) both returned to practice and, barring any last-minute setbacks, will play against the Hawks Wednesday.

The news isn't as optimistic for Celtics big man Kris Humphries who has a right knee injury. Humphries did not accompany the team over the weekend to Detroit, and head coach Brad Stevens said Humphries will not travel with the team to Atlanta, either.

"Still the same" was how Stevens described the status of Humphries' injury.

"They're actually going to do an MRI on his knee tomorrow," Stevens said.

I asked Stevens if there was a possibility that Humphries will be kept out for the remaining games this season.

"If he's able to play, he's going to play," Stevens said. "That's just kind of the way we approached it all year. We just want to, we want to obviously be cautious if he's got an issue. Clearly he's not feeling good right now. Hopefully the MRI reveals that it's nothing and he can play at least a couple more games throughout the rest of the season."

In addition to Humphries, the Celtics remain without Vitor Faverani (left knee) and Gerald Wallace (left knee, ankle) who each underwent season-ending surgery earlier this season.