BOSTON -- Avery Bradley has tremendous speed on the floor, but he just can’t seem to outrun the injury bug.
The 6-foot-2 guard suffered a second hip pointer injury Sunday in the Celtics' Game 4 loss to the Wizards, which tied their best-of-seven series at 2-2. It's unclear how much, if at all, it’ll impact his availability for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Boston didn't practice on Monday, but Bradley was at the practice facility with the rest of his teammates for a film session.
“He’s out on the court shooting now,” coach Brad Stevens said Monday afternoon via a conference call. “Kind of loosening it up. Hopefully he’ll be able to practice tomorrow.”
This recent hip injury is the latest in what has been a season filled with bumps and bruises for the veteran guard.
Bradley wound up missing a team-high 27 games this season with illnesses and an assortment of injuries.
He got off to a solid start for the Celtics in this series, averaging 16.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in Boston’s first two games -- both wins.
But in the last two, both of which he played with a right hip pointer and a left hip pointer in the second half of Sunday’s game, Bradley's numbers have dipped to just six points, three rebounds and a plus/minus of -43.
During the regular season, Bradley was one of the more reliable contributors when healthy. Appearing in 55 games, he was Boston’s No. 2 scorer at 16.3 points per game. He also averaged a career-high 6.1 rebounds.
While he will likely have some discomfort, Bradley doesn't seem to be all that concerned about his sore hips.
“I’ll be fine,” Bradley said after the Game 4 loss. “We have two days, rehab it. I’ll be good.”