Report: Celtics' Bradley could be out until January

Report: Celtics' Bradley could be out until January
September 25, 2012, 1:58 am
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The Celtics did a lot to revamp their backcourt, and could possibly have one of the deepest backcourts in the game Doc Rivers certainly thinks so anyways.

Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley are joined by newcomers Jason Terry and Courtney Lee, with Ray Allen heading to South Beach. But Bradley won't be able to compete with the rest of the team when training camp kicks off in about a week.

In fact, he won't be able to compete for a few months.

Rivers tells ESPNBoston.com that Bradley is "not even close" to returning, and won't be back before December. "There's a chance it could be closer to January," he said.

Bradley had surgery on both of his shoulders one during the postseason, the other over the summer and as you can imagine, hasn't been able to do much. Bradley dislocated his shoulder on numerous occasions over last season, but tried his best to overcome the pain.

At just 21 years old, Bradley looks to have a big part in the Celtics backcourt plans down the road once he's healthy. Assuming Rondo, Lee, and Terry stay healthy, the C's can afford to take their time with Bradley.