BOSTON -- Jeff Green will play on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers after spraining his right knee in the Boston Celtics loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
Green made the decision to suit up after going through pregame warmups.
"Movement, cutting, if I can tolerate the soreness and pain that I have," he said of his criteria to play. "I can, so I've just got to play through it and go out there and play hard."
The Celtics swingman does not expect to be limited in minutes. He will wear a protective kneepad as a precaution.
"He looked good," said Doc Rivers. "He moved around really well in shootaround this morning. So we're viewing him as a hundred percent."
After undergoing season-ending heart surgery last January, Green isn't getting worked up about this injury.
"This is nothing," he said. "This is nothing at all."
Green is averaging 7.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game this season.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.
Here's more from Charean Williams of NBCSports.com's Pro Football Talk.
Tom Brady was back at practice Thanksgiving morning despite an Achilles' injury that kept him out of Wednesday session.
TB12 was also playing hurt in the kitchen later Thursday as he posted a photo of him preparing Thanksgiving biscuits for his holiday feast.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you all for the support you have given me....Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also took to social media to post photos of the biscuit master and family jumping for joy to celebrate Turkey Day. Tom's rocking the Uggs of course, but watch that sore Achilles'!