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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Celtics Injury Update: James Young's return looming, could play Wednesday


By on 10/21/2014 01:45:00 PM

Rookie forward James Young of the Boston Celtics appears to be recovering well from the hamstring strain he suffered back on Oct.13. After only getting to play in one preseason game, I’m sure Young and the Celtics would love to get the kid back out sooner than later.


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As for Young’s return, Sherrod Blakelyof CSNNE.com reported that after participating in the Celtics’ first practice on Monday, Coach Stevens had this to say of Young recovering and return to action: 
“The last thing you want to do is re-injure a lingering issue,” Stevens said. “But as long as he’s cleared and gets a couple of days under his belt (he can play). He’ll be sore if he goes full-hard today, even though we’re not going full contact. And that’ll be good, because by Wednesday he’ll be in pretty good shape.”
Based on that statement, I can only imagine that Young will be back in the green and white come Wednesday when the Celtics play against the Nets.

Personally, I’m a fan of James Young. I still find it difficult to forget that absolute hammer he threw down in last year’s NCAA loss to UConn, which is saying a lot. As a born and raised Raptors fan, I’ve witnessed the best.

Even though Young should and will be remembered for that monster dunk, it should be known that the former Wildcat also dropped 82 three pointers that year. Young averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists a game. Not to shabby if you ask me, especially considering he was a freshman.

As for the injured Rajon Rondo, in a report by KKauffman1969 of sportsinjuryalert.com, the Celtics believe that Rondo could be ready come opening night.

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