Celtics get good news on Pritchard's knee injury


The Boston Celtics received some good news Saturday on their prized rookie Payton Pritchard.

Pritchard suffered what appeared to be a serious injury during the first quarter of Friday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Fortunately, the 22-year-old seems to have dodged a bullet.

Pritchard suffered a right MCL sprain and is expected to resume on-court activities in two weeks, according to the team.

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While it's a bummer the C's will be without their spark plug off the bench for at least a couple of weeks, Pritchard avoiding an ACL tear or another serious knee injury is a relief.

Sunday's Celtics-Cavaliers matchup is set for 7 p.m. ET.