Hospital Celtics back in full force as 4 players in health, safety protocols

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The Boston Celtics may find themselves even thinner than they have been lately, with news that several players will likely miss Friday’s game with the Washington Wizards due to the league’s health and safety protocols, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.

The ESPN writer shared in a tweet that much of the team’s frontcourt in big men Tristan Thompson, Robert Williams III and Grant Williams will be questionable to the status frequently bestowed on players sitting for contact tracing purposes, as well as reserve guard Carsen Edwards. The situation will leave just center Daniel Theis and two way big man Tacko Fall as the team’s only likely traditional bigs.

They join wing Javonte Green in the health and safety protocol listings, as well as reserve point guard Jeff Teague (ankle), starting point guard Kemba Walker (knee) and second-year wing Romeo Langford (wrist) as likely scratches for the contest.

With nine players potentially able to suit up, the team will be perilously close to the required eight needed to take the court in an NBA game; fingers crossed this ends as quick and as well as it can for all involved.

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