Al Horford Injury: Updates on Celtics Star's Concussion and Return

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

Oct 4, 2016; Amherst, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) dribbles the ball during the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers at William D. Mullins Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics center Al Horford hasn't played since suffering a concussion during practice on Oct. 30. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Horford Active vs. Pistons 

Saturday, Nov. 19

The Celtics announced Horford will be in the starting lineup Saturday against Detroit.


Ainge Comments on Horford's Injury

Thursday, Nov. 17

Celtics general manager and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on the Toucher and Rich show Thursday that he thinks one of Tyler Zeller's shoulders concussed Horford, according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg.


Celtics Counting on Horford for Star-Like Production

Horford joined the Celtics as a free agent in July after spending the first nine years of his career with the Atlanta Hawks. His arrival represented a much-needed upgrade to Boston's frontcourt as the organization pushes toward contention in the Eastern Conference.

Injuries have held him back at times in recent years, though. He's missed significant time while recovering from a torn pectoral twice. Aside from that, the other injuries he's suffered throughout his career have been of the more minor variety.

Horford should slide back into his prominent role now that he's set to return.

                

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