Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has most likely made his final appearance on the hardwood for the balance of the season according to a report from “The Boston Globe“; as their sources state that the guard is facing surgery to repair his ailing left shoulder. Bradley’s shoulder reportedly has popped out-of-place during the Celtics second round Playoff match-up against the Philadelphia 76ers and he could do extensive damage to his shoulder if he attempts to play again.
The second-year guard took over the starting shooting guard position late in the regular campaign, when Boston veteran Ray Allen was injured and retained the spot as Allen played off the bench upon his return. Allen will take over the starting role; however he is still playing with a tender ankle that put him on the sidelines during the regular season. Veteran Marquis Daniels, will probably see his playing time increased and the Celtics could turn to Sasha Pavlovic who played at the two slot during his days with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Celtics and the Sixers are knotted up at three wins each in the Eastern Conference semi-final series as Boston lost game six on Wednesday night to Philadelphia 82-75 at the Wells Fargo Center. The two teams will meet on the floor of the “New Garden” on Saturday; with the victor heading to the Conference Finals while the loser heads home for the summer.