PHOENIX — The Celtics will be a bit short-handed when they face the Suns on Wednesday, and it has nothing to do with the upcoming trade deadline.
Both Avery Bradley (ankle) and Vitor Faverani (knee) did not travel with the team for their four-game West coast trip which kicks off against the Suns.
Bradley underwent an MRI recently that confirmed his current injury is a re-aggravation of a previous sprained ankle that had sidelined him for five straight games. It is unclear when Bradley who has missed eight of Boston's last 11 games due to the injury, will resume playing.
As for Faverani, his status is also a bit unclear.
"Vitor was sick right before we left, but the (left) knee he got re-examined yesterday," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. "Doc called me yesterday and decided not to send him on the trip. They're going to keep him there. He gets to work on all our equipment, and get himself back fully conditioned, and when we get back he should be near ready to go."