Rondo (soreness), Bradley (right ankle) miss C's practice

Rondo (soreness), Bradley (right ankle) miss C's practice
February 6, 2014, 3:00 pm
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WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics were a bit short-handed at practice on Thursday with three players sitting out for various ailments.

Rajon Rondo (general soreness), Avery Bradley (right ankle), and Vitor Faverani (left knee) were all held out, according to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.

While all three are certainly of concern to the Celtics, none looms as large as the health of Rondo who is still working his way back into shape after suffering a torn right ACL injury on Jan. 25 of last year.

Stevens said the four-time All-Star being held out has nothing to do structurally his knee.

"He's sore from the continued extended minutes and the burst that he played with with (Wednesday) night," Stevens said.

Rondo had a near triple-double of eight points, nine rebounds and 11 assists with just three turnovers while playing more than 32 minutes in Boston's 114-108 win at Philadelphia.

Bradley, who missed five games earlier this season with a right ankle injury, experienced some soreness on Wednesday and was limited to just 26 minutes of action.

According to Stevens, Bradley's injury is also directly related to being sore.

However, Bradley told reporters after the win over the Sixers that the ankle has been bothering him prior to the last couple of games.

"I've just been trying to fight through the pain," Bradley said. "It just gave out on me a little bit (on Wednesday)."

As for Faverani, his injury remains the most mysterious with it occuring in between D-League stints with the Maine Red Claws.

"It still hurts," Faverani told CSNNE.com. "After last game, it hurt really, really bad."

Faverani said he has not been given a timeline as to how long he'll be sidelined.

"We are going to see the doctor right after practice today," he said.