BOSTON — Malcolm Brogdon is playing through a slight tear in the tendon that runs from his right elbow down into his forearm, team sources said. The Athletic.
Brogdon suffered the injury in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. The Celtics guard first dealt with golfer’s elbow pain during the second-round series against Philadelphia, but an MRI after Game 1 against the Heat determined he aggravated the injury by tearing the tendon while boxing out Miami Heat big Kevin Love midway through the first quarter.
The Sixth Man of the Year has battled pain and inflammation in his arm and wrist, which has limited his ability to shoot comfortably in this series. After shooting 44.4 percent from 3 in the regular season, Brogdon was 3 of 14 from deep in the first four games of the conference finals and forced to drive the ball more and cut back on his pregame warmup routine to minimize soreness. on his wrist and arm caused by the shooting.
Brogdon, 30, intends to continue playing through the injury as the Celtics attempt to recover from an 0-3 deficit after winning Game 4 116-99 on Tuesday. He is expected to evaluate whether he will need surgery after the season, according to team sources.
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