March 11, 2016, 7:14 pm
Jae Crowder will get an MRI on his injured right ankle on Saturday, but coach Brad Stevens does not believe the injury is serious.
“Doesn’t have much swelling right now so it looks good,” Stevens said. “They’re going to do an MRI on it tomorrow and figure out if there’s anything above what they think right now. But I got mostly positive vibes as I was talking to him and then also to our doctors and trainers that it won’t be a long-term thing. But we’ll see.” MRIs and ‘not serious’ usually don’t go hand in hand but we’ll take the coach at his word for now. Jonas Jerebko (11 minutes, two points, four rebounds) might be the most direct beneficiary of any time off, but he’s not a guarantee to get the minutes or numbers to make fantasy owners happy. Evan Turner is already a late-round value and he’ll get maxed out and then the rest of the minutes will be spread out among the team.
Jae Crowder (sprained ankle) is in the #Celtics locker room walking like Fred Sanford but he’s walking on his own.
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) March 12, 2016
Jae Crowder called his injury a “high ankle sprain.” Walked gingerly, but under his own power, while leaving locker room.
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) March 12, 2016