Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thad Young, Elton Brand injury updates

BOSTON -- Thaddeus Young sat courtside after Sunday's film/shooting session at TD Garden with an ice pack wrapped around his right shin. While the team relayed to the media during the game that he had sprained his right ankle, Young cleared up the injury a bit Sunday.

Thad Young, Elton Brand injury updates

BOSTON -- Thaddeus Young sat courtside after Sunday's film/shooting session at TD Garden with an ice pack wrapped around his right shin. While the team relayed to the media during the game that he had sprained his right ankle, Young cleared up the injury a bit Sunday.

"I actually got kneed in the shin which caused me to roll my ankle a little bit, but it was the shin that hurt," Young said. "I tried to run it out, but it kind of spasmed up a little bit. I'll be fine. I'll definitely play."

He missed a little time in the second quarter due to the injury and didn't play at all in the third quarter but was able to return to play throughout the fourth.

Also on the injury list is forward Elton Brand, who is nursing a sore neck. Brand played only a bit over 15 minutes on Saturday, partially due to the injury, partially due to the effectiveness of Lavoy Allen, who scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in just under 20 minutes of play.

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"E.B. was struggling a little bit, and Lavoy was playing great," said coach Doug Collins. "I think the guys know that at this point in time I got to go with the guys who are playing well. E.B. is a proud guy, and he's going to give everything he can (Monday). If he's playing well he'll get those minutes. When they went to a smaller lineup it's hard to get E.B. and Spencer (Hawes) out there together."

Brand said that the neck has been bothering him for about a week and that he was going to see a chiropractor Sunday.

Bob Cooney
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