Bradley 'day-to-day' with right Achilles strain

Bradley 'day-to-day' with right Achilles strain
April 4, 2014, 6:45 pm
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BOSTON — Avery Bradley continues to find his season cut short because of injuries.

The latest ailment to sideline the 6-2 guard is a strained right Achilles that according to head coach Brad Stevens will keep him out of action for the next two games.

"The expectation is that he will be day-to-day starting Monday," Stevens said. "We're hopeful he plays Wednesday (at Atlanta)."

As much as Bradley's suffocating on-the-ball pressure has defined him as a player, the same can be said for the rash of injuries that have forced him to miss games in each of his four NBA seasons.

Prior to his latest injury he missed 19 games with a sprained right ankle injury.

With only a handful of games remaining, it's unclear if the Celtics will give serious thought to shutting him down for the season if the Achilles injury doesn't improve to where he can play.

"If he could play, he'd be playing," Stevens said. "If they gave him the OK, he'd play. I'm hopeful that he's going to play as much as possible over the next seven games."

The Celtics will start Jerryd Bayless in Bradley's absence.