Celtics injury report: Enes Kanter ruled out for Friday vs. Raptors

Celtics injury report: Enes Kanter ruled out for Friday vs. Raptors

Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Tommy have the call of the game at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.” data-reactid=”13″ type=”text”>Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of Celtics-Raptors, which tips off Friday at 6 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Tommy have the call of the game at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics’ bigs-by-committee will be put to the test in Friday night’s home opener with arguably the best of the bunch out with an injury. 

Enes Kanter, who got the start in Boston’s 107-93 loss at Philadelphia, has been ruled out for Friday’s game against Toronto with what the team described as a left knee contusion. ” data-reactid=”16″ type=”text”>Veteran center Enes Kanter, who got the start in Boston’s 107-93 loss at Philadelphia, has been ruled out for Friday’s game against Toronto with what the team described as a left knee contusion. 

Following the loss to the Sixers, Kanter left the team’s locker room with a noticeable limp. 

Joel Embiid (15 points, 13 rebounds). However, Stevens also pointed out that the 6-foot-11 Kanter was banged up. ” data-reactid=”18″ type=”text”>Celtics head coach Brad Stevens had praised Kanter for the job he did against Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (15 points, 13 rebounds). However, Stevens also pointed out that the 6-foot-11 Kanter was banged up. 

“Kanter was great,” Stevens said shortly after Wednesday night’s game. “He’s a little banged up. Obviously not good for us. But I thought he was great. He did a really good job in isolation (defensively) and allowed us to not always have to double.”

Marc Gasol an even more prominent part of their offensive attack knowing the Celtics will be without their top low-post scorer. ” data-reactid=”20″ type=”text”>Which brings us to Friday’s game against the Raptors, who will surely look to make Marc Gasol an even more prominent part of their offensive attack knowing the Celtics will be without their top low-post scorer. 

Daniel Theis, Robert Williams III and Vincent Poirier for his starting center. Theis and Williams started two preseason games apiece. ” data-reactid=”21″ type=”text”>Celtics head coach Brad Stevens will likely choose from Daniel Theis, Robert Williams III and Vincent Poirier for his starting center. Theis and Williams started two preseason games apiece. 

Romeo Langford (sore right knee).” data-reactid=”22″ type=”text”>Joining Kanter on the players who will be out with injuries on Friday, are rookies Tacko Fall (NBA concussion protocol) and Romeo Langford (sore right knee).

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