Boston Celtics draft pick Romeo Langford reportedly not cleared for full contact practice

Boston Celtics draft pick Romeo Langford reportedly not cleared for full contact practice

The Celtics‘ No. 14 draft pick Romeo Langford managed to play through a thumb injury at Indiana. However, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, it looks like he won’t quite be able to do that at the NBA level just yet.

Wednesday evening, Himmelsbach tweeted, “Hearing that Romeo Langford won’t be cleared for full contact at the start of Celtics summer league practice this weekend.”

The first-round draft pick tore a ligament in his right thumb during the first month of the season with the Hoosiers. Instead of electing to sit out for the remainder of the year, Langford refused to stay on the sideline any longer than was absolutely necessary.

It’s likely that Langford will maintain this same mentality with the Celtics this season as soon as he is fully cleared. With the injury last season, the 6-foot-6 guard averaged 16.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 27.2 percent from beyond the arc.

 

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