BOSTON – Malcolm Brogdon is playing because of a partial tendon tear that runs from his right elbow to his forearm, team sources said. The Athletic.
Brogdon was injured in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. The Celtics guard initially dealt with golfer’s elbow pain during the series in Philadelphia, but an MRI after Game 1 against the Heat determined he aggravated the injury by tearing Miami Heat Kevin’s boxing tendon. Love in the middle of the first quarter.
The Sixth Man of the Year, 30, has struggled with pain and swelling in his arm and wrist, which has limited his ability to shoot comfortably in this series. After shooting 44.4 percent from 3 in the regular season, Brogdon was 3-for-14 from deep in the first four games of the conference finals and used to push the ball more and hold back in his pregame warmup. routine to reduce the severe pain in his wrist and arm from the shooting.
Brogdon is looking to continue playing despite the injury as the Celtics try to come back from an 0-3 deficit after winning Game 4 116-99 on Tuesday. He is expected to evaluate whether he will need surgery after the season, according to team sources.
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